PERC Highlights Propane on the Farm at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder Audio, NAFB, PERC, Propane

There is a lot happening in the world of propane Cinch Munson with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) told Agwired during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) conference. One area of growth is in the engine markets including irrigation, school buses, delivery vehicles and pick-ups. Munson said they are also seeing good efficiency improvements across a …

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Growth Energy Confident Trump is for #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NAFB, politics

Growth Energy sent Co-Chair Tom Buis to the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to talk about topics important to the industry including the EPA’s Point of Obligation ruling and what Donald Trump as president may mean for the ethanol industry. To answer the election question, Buis noted that going into the Iowa Caucuses there were 21 candidates with …

Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NAFB, politics

#Ag Secretary Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who has been in office for eight years, made his last appearance at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention this week in Kansas City, Missouri. “First of all, I want to thank the broadcasters here today,” Vilsack began to a standing room only crowd. “I think all of you have done and continue to …

Agribusiness, Audio, biofuels, NAFB

RFA Talks #Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

Joanna Schroeder Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, politics, RFA

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention in Kansas City is one of Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen’s favorite events of the year. This year the big issue that everyone was talking about was the election and how it might impact the industry. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was voted in as …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, politics, RFA

Propane Expands Production, Use Options

John Davis Audio, NAFB, PERC, Propane

Propane is expanding in production and the options for its use. During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Cindy caught up with Cinch Munson from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) who said that there are 102.4 million barrels of propane in storage right now – a nearly 30 percent increase from …

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Biodiesel Leaders Push for Tax Credit Renewal

John Davis Audio, Biodiesel, Legislation, NAFB, NBB, RFS

Biodiesel leaders from across the nation descended on Washington, D.C., to push lawmakers to renew the federal $1-a-gallon biodiesel tax credit. The National Biodiesel Board points out producers have been without the credit for all of 2015, and that’s the fourth time in six years Congress has allowed it to lapse. During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting …

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Ethanol Report from NAFB Washington Watch

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, NAFB, RFA, RFS

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting were on Capitol Hill this week for their annual Washington Watch, and the Renewable Fuels Association was once again pleased to participate. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen was interviewed by dozens of broadcasters from around the country addressing a number of different topics. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, Sabrina …

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Biodiesel Benefits Livestock Producers

John Davis Audio, Biodiesel, Farming, NAFB, NBB

While some have tried to pit the biofuels industry against livestock producers, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) explain their green fuel is actually helping those producers. “The livestock industry is a strong stakeholder. That’s how we view animal agriculture in terms of biodiesel production,” said Alan Weber, economic consultant for the NBB, during a recent interview with …

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New Corn Growers CEO Wants to Grow Demand

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, NCGA, RFS

New National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Chris Novak talked about challenges facing the corn industry as he visited with members of the agricultural media during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention last week in Kansas City. “Lots of big challenges ahead for us,” said Novak, who just took over the CEO job for Rick Tolman who retired last …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, NCGA, RFS

RFA CEO Talks Ethanol Issues with Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, RFA, RFS

Attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention in Kansas City last week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen talked about all of the important issues facing the ethanol industry with farm broadcasters from around the nation. Among the topics he addressed were the need for Congress to pass tax extenders for biofuels, first cellulosic ethanol plants …

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