USDA Deputy Secretary to Address National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will be a keynote speaker on the final day of the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference to be held Feb. 11-13 in Orlando. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Deputy Secretary Censky in particular, has been an effective voice and determined advocate for farmers and renewable fuel producers,” said Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Farm Foundation, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, USDA

Forum to Address Ag’s Challenges in Transportation

John Davis

News of too few rail cars to move this year’s grain harvest from farming areas to consumers has grabbed the headlines most recently, but agriculture and rural America are facing several other transportation issues this year. Farm Foundation will look to address some key issues, including the nation’s aging transportation infrastructure, which is also important to the movement of biofuels …

Farm Foundation, Farming, transportation

Farm Foundation Forum to Examine Energy, Ag

John Davis

Our friends at Farm Foundation will host another one of their thought-provoking discussions, this time, talking about the energy and agricultural markets and their relationship. Titled, “Geopolitical Uncertainty in Agriculture and Energy Markets,” the April 9 Forum will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT. Current political unrest in numerous …

Farm Foundation, Miscellaneous

Brennan to Head Farm Foundation’s Development

John Davis

Our friends at Farm Foundation, a group that has work in agriculture, food systems and rural communities, including biodiesel and ethanol production, has tapped Tim Brennan as their new Director of Development. “We are excited to welcome Tim to the Foundation staff,” says Jay Armstrong of Armstrong Farms, Muscotah, KS, Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “This is a …

Farm Foundation

Fracking Subject of Next Farm Foundation Forum

John Davis

Getting natural gas out of the ground, especially by using hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking,” has been a hot topic lately, especially in agricultural areas. Our friends at the Farm Foundation will sponsor a free forum to talk about the issue from 9-11 am EDT, Wednesday, April 3, at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Issues and policies related …

Farm Foundation, Natural Gas

Farm Foundation Blog: Food & Fuel for 9 Billion in 2050

John Davis

How do you keep an expected world population of 9 billion people by the year 2050 fed AND meet the world’s energy needs? Our friends at Farm Foundation are taking on those challenging questions, hopefully with some good answers through their new blog, “It’s an opportunity for more people to be involved in the conversation,” said Mary Thompson, Farm …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Foundation, food and fuel, International

Farm Foundation to Discuss Farm Policy Post-Election

John Davis

While all elections are important, this year’s promises to have some real implications for rural America. That’s why Farm Foundation is holding a forum about a week after the polls close, and we know WHO is in office to explain WHAT they might do as as far as agriculture, food and rural policy, including renewable energy, is concerned. The forum …

Farm Foundation, Government, politics

DF Cast: Debating the RFS Waiver

John Davis

The EPA has just started the 30-day comment period for a proposed waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). And just as the comments started, the National Corn Growers Association has asked for even more time for comments to come in. But there’s no lack of viewpoints already out there. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we’ll hear …

Audio, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, Farm Foundation, Government, Legislation, NCGA, RFA, RFS, USDA

RFS Waiver Would Not Immediately Impact Corn Prices

John Davis

While a new report shows that a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard could drop corn prices, the impact would not be felt this year and could vary. The Purdue University report, entiled Potential Impacts of a Partial Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules, was authored by the school’s Wally Tyner, Farzad Taheripour and Christopher Hurt and presented today in …

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Farm Foundation to Discuss RFS Waiver

John Davis

As I mentioned in the previous post, talk about waiving the Renewable Fuels Standard for ethanol continues on. This time, our friends from the Farm Foundation will be hosting a web conference, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. CDT. Three Purdue University economists will take part in the free conference, discussing the impact of waiving the RFS, especially in …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Foundation