USDA Predicts Record Soybean Acres, Less Corn

Cindy Zimmerman corn, Soybeans, USDA

The first estimate for crop plantings this year by USDA is calling for less corn but more soybeans. According to the 2017 Prospective Plantings report, producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.5 million acres of soybeans in 2017, up 7 percent from last year and a new record. Planted acreage intentions for soybeans are up …

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Ethanol Helping Crappie Masters Grow

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Boats, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Grenada Lake, Mississippi was host last weekend for the Mississippi State Championship, one stop on the 2017 Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the tournament, along with Bass Pro Shops, and it has the support of Missouri Corn Growers and American Ethanol as well. Brian Sowers is co-host of Crappie Masters …

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Busy Ag Week on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman ACE, Ag group, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

National Ag Week was a busy one for agriculture on Capitol Hill. National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) First Vice President Kevin Skunes of North Dakota spent last week visiting Congressional offices on behalf of both the corn growers and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). “Ethanol is our number one priority,” said Skunes. “We need to have this outlet for …

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Successful ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman ACE, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

The president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) says this week’s turnout for Congressional visits on the Hill was outstanding. “We got a really nice mix of different interests that came to support ACE and go to the Hill and talk about the benefits to not only the fuel and corn industry, but also to the fuel marketing industry …

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Nebraska Corn Appreciates RFA’s Robert White

Cindy Zimmerman corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

The Nebraska Corn Board last week presented Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White with its 2017 Ethanol Industry Appreciation Award for his years of support. White, a Kansas native, is the first non-Nebraskan recipient. “Mr. White leads the effort to increase the availability and consumption of ethanol through consumer education, social media and marketing,” said Dennis …

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Enogen Corn Footprint Growing

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, corn, Enogen, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Syngenta, technology

Recently appointed head of Syngenta Enogen Ron Wulfkuhle was at the recent National Ethanol Conference to talk about his new job and the increasing footprint of Enogen corn. Wulfkuhle, who was formally head of GreenLeaf Genetics, says he jumped at the chance to step into this role at the end of last year. “It’s a really cool place to be …

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RFA CEO Speaks Out

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

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 …

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#Ethanol Controversy Talk at #Classic17

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

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. …

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Agriculture and Ethanol Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, livestock, National Ethanol Conference, NCGA, RFA

At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

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Corn + Ethanol = Happy Future

Cindy Zimmerman Commentary, corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Commentary by Chris Novak, Chief Executive Officer, National Corn Growers Association Growth Energy and its members met last week in Miami, Florida for their annual leadership conference. Next week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will gather in San Diego, California for their National Ethanol Conference – and in less than a month, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will host …

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