Soy Growers Honor Jobe for Service

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized former National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Joe Jobe with its Special Meritorious Service Award during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “Joe’s commitment and dedication helped build and grow a biodiesel industry that has benefited U.S. soybean farmers and many other agricultural stakeholders,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer …

Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, Soybeans

Ethanol Keeps Growing Economic Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

There were over 9,000 attendees at the 2017 Commodity Classic last week, about half of those farmers, and the majority of them can claim some of the direct or indirect jobs supported by the ethanol industry. According to the latest study by ABF Economics, the U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

#Classic17 Features #Propane Power

Cindy Zimmerman

Propane power was on display at the Commodity Classic in many forms. We had the opportunity to walk through what’s new in propane with Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) director of agriculture business development Cinch Munson. Watch the video below and listen to the interview to learn more about propane autogas use on the farm, the new Quick-Connect Nozzle, …

Audio, Commodity Classic, PERC, Propane, Video

ACE DC Fly-in During Ag Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is holding its annual Washington, DC fly-in March 22-23 during National Ag Week – the first week of spring. ACE Director of Strategic Projects Shannon Gustafson says there will be lots going on in the nation’s capitol that week so it is a great time for ethanol supporters to be there. “We are trying …

ACE, Audio, Commodity Classic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

RFA CEO Speaks Out

Cindy Zimmerman

After sending the ethanol industry into an uproar this week over his talks with a Trump administration adviser about potential changes to the point of obligation under the RFS, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen visited the Commodity Classic in San Antonio to talk about the issue. “We remain opposed to changing the point of obligation because we …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

#Ethanol Controversy Talk at #Classic17

Cindy Zimmerman

The controversy that erupted this week within the ethanol industry over alleged backroom deals with the Trump administration to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has generated a lot of discussion this week at the annual Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The event is the annual meeting for thousands of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers from around the country. …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

#Classic16 Panel on #Ethanol Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The future of fuel was the topic of an educational session hosted by Syngenta at the recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans. The event brought together leaders representing industry, ethanol producer and agricultural perspectives to discuss opportunities to grow demand for American ethanol in the wake of the EPA’s 2015 ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Growth Energy vice …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Enogen, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Syngenta

PERC Promotes Farm Incentive Program

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago, the Propane Research and Education Council (PERC) launched the Propane FEED Program for farmers. Today the program has evolved as is now called the Propane Farm Incentive Program and it’s taking off. To learn more about the program and how farmers can get involved, Chuck Zimmerman spoke with PERC’s Director of Agriculture Business Development Cinch Munson during …

Agribusiness, Alternative energy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Propane

#FlexMyChoice Massages at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the 2016 Commodity Classic had the opportunity to voice their support for Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) and relax their aching muscles at the same time at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) booth. It was the first opportunity for RFA to get their recently launched “Flex My Choice” campaign in front of the agriculture industry and Vice President of …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, NCGA, RFA

NCGA Identifies Ethanol as Driver for Demand

Joanna Schroeder

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) held a press conference this week during 2016 Commodity Classic to discuss several key issues facing the corn industry and highlight the efforts currently in place to create solutions to the challenges that have been facing growers. NCGA Present Chip Bowling, a corn grower from Newburg, Maryland, said that the most important action the organization …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, Ethanol, NCGA