Ag Secretary to Visit Iowa Cattle Producer and Ethanol Investor

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to Nevada, Iowa tomorrow to tour Couser Cattle Company, give his first major farm policy speech, and host a farmer’s town hall meeting. Couser Cattle Co. is a diversified operation that annually feeds and finishes 5,000 to 6,000 head of cattle and farms 5,000 acres, producing both corn seed and soybean seed. …

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Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour in California

Cindy Zimmerman

​Propel Fuels​ kicked off its “105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations in the state to drive awareness of the fuel’s high octane rating. “E85 is truly connecting with today’s smart, savvy drivers who want more value from their fuel than gasoline is giving them,” said Rob Elam, …

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Ethanol Production Continues to Decline

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol production declined for the fifth straight week last week, but stocks have only dropped slightly, according the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data and analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. Ethanol production averaged 986,000 barrels per day the week ending April 29, down 1,000 b/d from the week before. The current annualized rate is still over 15 billion …

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Branstad Touts Iowa Renewable Energy During China Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

During his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become U.S. Ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had the opportunity to talk about his favorite subject – renewable energy. “Thank you for bringing that up because I’m very proud of where we’ve come from,” Branstad said in response to Sen. Tim Kaine (VA-D) asking about Iowa’s …

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ACE Urges Ethanol Regulatory Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) was among the first in line to submit regulatory reform comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – now they are urging other ethanol advocates to do so. Among the topics ACE is urging ethanol advocates to address include Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15 and higher ethanol blends, updating the lifecycle analysis …

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RFA Pushes EPA on E15 RVP

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took to The Hill this week to push the Environmental Protection Agency to allow year round sales of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel across the nation. In an op-ed published this week in The Hill, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen urged EPA to “eliminate an irrational summertime regulation that hurts both farmers and millions …

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Redfield Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

Redfield Energy in South Dakota is celebrating a decade of ethanol production this week. The 55 million gallon per year plant opened on April 26, 2007 and since then has produced 545 million gallons of ethanol, 1.5 million tons of ethanol co-product distillers grains, purchased more than 194 million bushels of corn at an average price of $4.47/bu and generated …

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Casey’s General Stores to Offer Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Midwest convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores will begin offering higher ethanol blends of E15 and E85 at 17 sites in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas. The Illinois Corn Marketing Board, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and Kansas Corn Commission along with Growth Energy are assisting Casey’s with their new program. The retail chain boasts over 1,950 convenience stores across 15 states …

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New Executive Order Includes Renewable Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

President Trump welcomed new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on his first day in office for a White House “Farmers Roundtable” with 14 farmers and ranchers from around the country. During the roundtable event, the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity “to promote economic development and revitalization, job growth, infrastructure, innovation, …

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