Energy Fuels Big Year for GROWMARK

John Davis

Energy was a big reason that regional cooperative GROWMARK had such a big year this year. This company news release says Fiscal Year 2014 was in the top five income years in company history, and a lot of the credit goes to record volumes in the company’s propane and biofuels business. Marshall Bohbrink, vice president and chief financial officer, reported …

Agribusiness, biofuels, Energy, GROWMARK, Propane, Renewable Energy

FS Propane Autogas Demos in Illinois and Wisconsin

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK and local FS member companies in Illinois and Wisconsin are hosting five events this week to share information about Propane Autogas as an alternative to petroleum and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuels. “There’s quite a few sectors, such as schools, municipalities, buses, and fleets, that are starting to convert their fleets to Propane Autogas,” explains GROWMARK propane marketing and …

GROWMARK, Propane

GROWMARK Terminal Gets Biodiesel Certification

John Davis

GROWMARK‘s Menard Terminal, near Petersburg, Ill., is being recognized for its quality biodiesel. The company received BQ-9000 certification by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Committee. The National Biodiesel Accreditation Program, called BQ-9000, is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of producers and marketers of biodiesel fuel. The program’s criteria for certification combine the ASTM standard for biodiesel, ASTM D6751, …

Biodiesel, GROWMARK

AgFanatics Talk Ethanol & RINs

John Davis

A podcast we’ve talked about on our sister website, AgWired.com is the AgFanatics … AgriVisor Account Manager Cory Winstead and AgriVisor Risk Management Specialist Nick Klump, who talk ag issues on a regular basis. No surprise that ethanol and Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) made it onto their radar, as it is a topic pretty important in ag circles. In this …

Ethanol, GROWMARK, News, RINS

Ft. Dodge Terminal Great for GROWMARK Energy

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has made several changes since purchasing the Fort Dodge Fuel Terminal in Duncombe, Iowa two years ago – and the cooperative company continues to grow the facility which was originally built more than 40 years ago. “GROWMARK has made a lot of improvements to get a good quality system where customers can depend on it to come and get …

Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, GROWMARK

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Cindy Zimmerman

Each October, cooperatives across the United States celebrate the contributions of cooperatives to their communities during National Co-op Month and this year continues the celebration of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives with the slogan “Cooperative enterprises build a better world.” As one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, GROWMARK has been celebrating all year long, so we talked with …

Audio, Energy, GROWMARK

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