Sec. Perdue Comments on Ethanol and SREs

Chuck Zimmerman

During a visit to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention on Friday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was asked about EPA’s supplemental proposal to account for small refinery exemptions and to address the concerns of the industry that it is insufficient. “I want to put it really simple,” said Perdue. “The president expects, I expect, and we …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Media, NAFB

ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

chuck zimmerman

This week we have a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This is the largest gathering of agriculture’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and communication specialists in the U.S. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the …

AAEA, Ag Media Summit, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Media Viewpoints at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

A year ago at the National Ethanol Conference, Rachel Gantz wore a media ribbon on her nametag. This year, the “hack turned flack” (as she describes herself on Twitter) is communications director for the Renewable Fuels Association and she sat down with a few of her media colleagues to talk about how the ethanol industry can do a better job …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Media, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

#RFS Campaign Fact Checks from @EthanolRFA

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol has been in the spotlight as a presidential campaign issue with the Iowa caucuses just around the corner, but the Renewable Fuels Association is concerned about some of the misconceptions that have been tossed around in the discussion so they have issued a one-page fact sheet to correct some of that with both candidates and the media. First – …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Media, politics, RFA, RFS

#Biodiesel Supports #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was proud to once again be a part of the Ag Media Summit last week and share their positive message about the biodiesel industry. “AMS is really a great gathering of a wide variety of publications across the ag industry,” said Jessica Robinson of NBB. “It’s a good opportunity to talk with people and let …

Audio, Biodiesel, Media, NBB

Fuels America Campaign Reminds Drivers of Savings

John Davis

Just as a good-sized portion of the country is hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, Fuels America launches an ad campaign to remind drivers just how much they are saving at the pump, thanks to ethanol and biodiesel. The coalition of groups committed to protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and promoting alternative fuels is airing the campaign on …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, Media

Farm Broadcasters in Nation’s Capitol

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s time for National Association of Farm Broadcasting members to gather in Washington, DC for their annual Washington Watch program. Activities this afternoon with the Issues Forum, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. Among the topics sure to be discussed will be what a new farm bill may hold for renewable energy and the latest on attacks to the Renewable …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Media, RFA, RFS

ZimmComm Expands AgNewsWire.com Content

Melissa Sandfort

ZimmComm New Media, LLC has expanded its AgNewsWire.com website to serve as a new agricultural media content service for reporters, companies, organizations and individuals seeking high quality photos and audio from industry events and concerning current issues. “We generate so much content on our agricultural and renewable energy websites that we decided to create one place for all of it …

Audio, Media, News

Most Believe Ag Journalists Are Ethical

Melissa Sandfort

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Do ag journalists (broadcast/print/web) adhere to good ethical practices in reporting?” This is just in time for the ag journalists gathering in Sweden for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress. I’ll be sharing the results with them. Our poll results: Sixteen percent said they all do; sixty-eight percent said most do; and sixteen …

Media, ZimmPoll

Day in the Life of Biofuels Photo Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane is looking for photos depicting “A Day in the Life of Biofuels” for an upcoming photo essay and he’s paying $1000 for the best photo he gets. “It has to relate to biofuels in some way – as a consumer, researcher, policymaker, producer, journalist, feedstock grower, industry supplier, student, enthusiast, carmaker, mechanic, and so on,” …

biofuels, Media