#Ag Secretary Vilsack Bids Farewell at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder

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

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

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 …

Audio, NAFB, PERC, Propane

Biodiesel Leaders Push for Tax Credit Renewal

John Davis

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 …

Audio, Biodiesel, Legislation, NAFB, NBB, RFS

Ethanol Report from NAFB Washington Watch

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

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

Biodiesel Benefits Livestock Producers

John Davis

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 …

Audio, Biodiesel, Farming, NAFB, NBB

New Corn Growers CEO Wants to Grow Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

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

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 …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NAFB, RFA, RFS

Biodiesel Industry Waiting on RFS and Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

The biodiesel industry is doing fairly well right now, but producers are anxiously awaiting some policy decisions that could improve the situation. The two outstanding issues right now are the final 2014 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the once again expired biodiesel tax credits, according to Kaleb Little with the National Biodiesel Board. “The delay in …

Audio, Biodiesel, NAFB, NBB

RFA Pleased with E85 Potential

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased with a new report that shows the potential for growth in sales of 85% ethanol blends. “There’s no doubt that E85 sales will double or triple over the next decade, but they also predict that the flex fuel vehicle count will continue to grow,” says RFA vice president for industry relations Robert White. …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, NAFB, RFA, RFS