Ag Secretary Closer to Confirmation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Thursday moved the Trump Administration one step closer to a full cabinet by voting to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, which means he will now be considered by the full Senate for confirmation. Committee chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) is pleased Perdue’s nomination is …

Ethanol News, Government, RFA, USDA

Ethanol Helping Crappie Masters Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Boats, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

RFA, TRANSCAER Hosting Second Ethanol Safety Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting this year’s second ethanol safety webinar for ethanol emergency response teams on Tuesday, April 11. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/ TRANSCAER® grant and are designed to provide entire communities with the knowledge to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. The program is based …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

Quad County Corn Processors to Evaluate XyloFerm®

Cindy Zimmerman

Quad County Corn Processors of Galva, Iowa will soon be helping to evaluate the XyloFerm® yeast strain in the Cellerate™ process on an industrial scale. XyloFerm® is a Gen 2 yeast platform from Taurus Energy AB of Sweden distributed in United States by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits. Now that XyloFerm has obtained GRAS status for distillers grains produced using …

Cellulosic, Distillers Grains, enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ACE Takes RVP Message to Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol 9th annual DC fly-in last week brought the “Power by People” message to Capitol Hill, focused on allowing the sale of 15 percent ethanol blends all year long in every part of the country. Over 70 participants in the fly-in had more than 120 meetings on the Hill encouraging co-sponsorship of bipartisan legislation recently introduced …

ACE, Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RVP

Busy Ag Week on the Hill

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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

RFA Hits FSMA Training Program Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

As of this month, 200 ethanol plant employees have been trained under the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food program. The latest course was held in St. Louis earlier this month. The training program is based on a curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and is facilitated by …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters, Boats & E10

Chuck Zimmerman

In this report I will feature some comments from Crappie Masters and their Grenada Lake tournament which is happening this weekend in Grenada, MS. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the Crappie Master American Tournament Trail which puts them on par with other sponsors like Bass Pro Shops. In the report you’ll hear from the owner of …

Audio, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Successful ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

ACE, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Powering Crappie Masters Boats

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important to follow manufacturer directions and actually just properly maintain your equipment. That is advice from pro fishermen like Terry Richard here. Terry and teammate Casey Rayner will be competing in this weekend’s Crappie Masters tournament sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol, and Bass …

American Ethanol, biofuels, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA