New Holland Loans Tractors to BioCentury Farm

Jamie Johansen

This morning during the Farm Progress Show, New Holland hosted a tour of the Iowa State BioCentury Research Farm. New Holland got involved with the project when they saw a need for the use of some of their equipment and loaned them two tractors, which provided new options for their biomass research projects. The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock …

Agribusiness, biofuels, Biotech, Education, Farm Progress Show, New Holland

Ethanol NASCAR Driver at Farm Progress Show

Leah Guffey

While at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace stopped by to talk about ethanol and why he’s so passionate about helping farmer’s get their message out about E-15 and using it, not only in race cars, but in cars traveling up and down the highway as well. Wallace loves to help spread the message about how ethanol …

Audio, biofuels, corn, E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, NASCAR, RFA

STAR Energy Keeping Fuel Tanks Cleaner

Cindy Zimmerman

A dirty tank can make even the best of fuel less than optimum, which is why GROWMARK STAR energy was demonstrating a high efficiency fuel tank cleaning process at the 2012 Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Curt Snyder with STAR Energy demonstrated the cleaner, which can run in any size tank from 500-1000 gallons. “It has a pressurized nozzle …

Farm Progress Show, FS Energy, Fuel Efficiency, GROWMARK, Video

STAR Energy Powers Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The star of the recent Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa was the fuel that kept all the engines running – and that was supplied by STAR Energy, a retail division of GROWMARK that covers northwest Iowa. “What’s unique with us is we’re an all energy company,” STAR Energy representative Jason Stauffer said. “We solely stay focused on the energy …

Audio, Energy, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK

Iowa Teacher Gets Ethanol Rocks Boost

John Davis

The National Corn Growers Association gave an Iowa teacher a bit of a lift in its Ethanol Rocks video contest, an effort to highlight corn ethanol in this country. Mediapolis High School ag instructor and FFA Advisor Alaina Holdgrafer picked up an NCGA backpack filled with goodies, including a Sony HandyCam and a lot of information about ethanol at the …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

Tell Governors No to RFS Waiver

Joanna Schroeder

As the political frenzy heats up leading into the Democratic and Republican Conventions, the ethanol industry’s campaign to stop a waiver to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is heating up as well. This week, several ethanol organizations have sent out letters to key legislatures including governors explaining why there is no need for a waiver. The governors who are advocating for a …

Audio, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, RFA

“Ethanol Rocks” Farm Progress Show

Joanna Schroeder

The annual Farm Progress Show is heading back to Iowa this week and Boone, Iowa will be swarming with thousands of attendees checking out the latest and greatest in agricultural and energy technologies and products. One group who will be showcasing its work is the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA), a state affiliate of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). …

Agribusiness, biofuels, Cellulosic, corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, NCGA

NASCAR Popular at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

There were quite a few race cars mixed in with the tractors and combines this year at the 2011 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. In addition Richard Childress and the American Ethanol NASCAR Sprint Series car at the Growth Energy exhibit, over at the Illinois Corn Growers exhibit, the Illinois Family Farmers NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Kenny Wallace was …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, NASCAR

American Ethanol Partners at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The partnership between American Ethanol and NASCAR was on display at the 2011 Farm Progress Show, where racing fans got a chance to meet with former driver and current team owner Richard Childress. Pictured here with Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, Childress said his team’s partnership with American Ethanol and the NASCAR series using a 15% ethanol blend this year …

American Ethanol, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Farming, Growth Energy, NASCAR