Rough Times for Biodiesel Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a tough year for the biodiesel industry with ten biodiesel plants that have closed or cut back production, impacting jobs across the country, and ultimately the agricultural producers. “It’s just one more hit to soybean farmers too, right now,” said National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Director of Communications Kaleb Little during an interview at the National Association of Farm …

Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB

ACE Shares Ethanol News With Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings did a lot of interviews with farm broadcasters around the country last week about the importance of ethanol supporters making comments on the EPA’s proposed supplemental rule to the RFS. “It’s critically important to farmers, to ethanol producers, to shareholders in ethanol plants, that for 2020, 15 billion gallons in the statute …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, NAFB

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

Ethanol Report from #NAFB19

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was pleased to be able to once again be a part of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City this past week. RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White were interviewed by dozens of farm broadcast reporters from around the country about the latest …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, NAFB, RFA

Former Agriculture Secretaries Meet

cindy zimmerman

Just days after the passing of former Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland, four former secretaries met with current Secretary Sonny Perdue to discuss the latest agricultural issues. Those in attendance included former Secretaries John Block (1981-1986), Dan Glickman (1995-2001), Ann Veneman (2001-2005), and Mike Johanns (2005-2008). The Secretaries discussed several issues including trade, wildfires, agriculture research, infrastructure, cell-based meat, and …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, NAFB, USDA

Enogen Means Energy for Feed and Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

The same trait that makes Enogen corn hybrids great for ethanol production is also good for livestock feed. The higher levels of the alpha-amylase enzyme in these hybrids help break down sugar into energy more efficiently which benefits both ethanol producers and cattle. “The Enogen technology and how it gains efficiencies and makes the ethanol plant money is similar in …

Audio, corn, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, livestock, livestock feed, NAFB, Syngenta

New NCGA CEO Talks Corn Issues at #NAFB18

cindy zimmerman

Jon Doggett participated in his first NAFB Trade Talk this year as CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. Doggett is no stranger to farm broadcasters, having served as head of NCGA’s policy efforts in Washington D.C. since 2002 and becoming executive vice president in 2014. But he was just officially named CEO in September. “I thought I was traveling …

AgWired Energy, Audio, corn, NAFB, NCGA

ACE Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) participated in the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s famous Trade Talk this year for the first time. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they were thrilled with the experience of being able to meet and talk with dozens of farm broadcasters around the country all in one place. The main topic of discussion was …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB

Biodiesel Board Meets Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Once again, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) attended the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk in Kansas City to do interviews with agricultural reporters around the country on a variety of topics. Meeting the media were NBB Communications Director Kaleb Little, Nebraska Soybean Market Development Coordinator Cale Buhr, NBB Director of Outreach and Development Tom Verry, and NBB …

Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Growth Energy Celebrates 10th Anniversary

cindy zimmerman

Growth Energy was first announced this month in 2008 so they are now officially 10 years old. At the NAFB Convention Trade Talk last week, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor shared some of the many accomplishments the organization has made over the last decade, from promoting the performance value of ethanol through NASCAR, to growing international and domestic markets and …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NAFB