NFU President Joins Board of New Energy America

Cindy Zimmerman

National Farmers Union’s (NFU) President Roger Johnson has joined the advisory board of New Energy America, a new organization created to promote clean energy jobs in rural America. As part of its launch last week, New Energy America released the first Fifty State Clean Energy Jobs Report, which shows that clean energy jobs outpace fossil energy jobs in 41 states. …

Energy, Ethanol, NFU, Solar, Wind

NFU Announces Biofuels Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

National Farmers Union (NFU) has announced an initiative “to advance federal policies that support homegrown and home-produced renewable energy sources.” “American family farmers and ranchers are facing a rapidly changing climate, a severely depressed farm economy, and deteriorating rural infrastructure and services,” said NFU President Roger Johnson during a press call to announce the effort. “Expansion of homegrown, renewable energy …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NFU

ACE Founder Honored for Service by NFU

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Farmers Union honored American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) founder Merle Anderson with the Meritorious Service Award in a special presentation last week in Grand Forks, ND. Anderson was given the award for “the many years he spent advocating for family farmers and the advancement of the American ethanol industry to support local agricultural communities.” The award was announced …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, NFU

NFU Honors Merle Anderson

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry pioneer Merle Anderson was one of three individuals honored this week with the National Farmers Union (NFU) Meritorious Service Award for outstanding leadership and service to family agriculture. Anderson is Chairman Emeritus of the board of directors for the American Coalition for Ethanol, which he co-founded in 1977. Known as the “Father of Ethanol”, Anderson grew up on …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NFU

NFU Calls on Lawmakers to Stop Undermining #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

House lawmakers met this week to debate the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY2017 and one of the provisions up for debate is to exempt the U.S. military from biofuels use. The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on legislators to stop undermining national security and adopt the benefits of advanced biofuels. “Biofuels aid national security by reducing our …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Ethanol, military, NFU

NFU Calls on Court to Review #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has filed a petition seeking the courts to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow congressional direction as mandated by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, NFU is asking for a review of 2014, 2015 and 2016 volume targets. “Undermining the RFS is …

biofuels, Ethanol, NFU, RFS

NFU Highlights RFS Success

Joanna Schroeder

Organizations are still reacting to the letter sent by 184 Congressman, including some for top corn producing states, calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the volumes of corn-based ethanol blended into America’s fuel supply as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA has sent their final rule drafts to the Office of Budget and Management …

biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, NFU, RFS

White Paper Released on Farm Income and the RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) jointly released a new white paper Thursday on how the EPA’s proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is threatening farm income and rural economies across the United States. The paper cites the latest USDA data on net cash income for American farmers and ranchers, …

Audio, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, NFU, RFS

NFU Fly-In Focuses on RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The National Farmers Union (NFU) 2015 Fall Legislative Fly-In took place this week in Washington, D.C. and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was on the top of the list when growers from around the country met with White House official, Congressional staffers and members along with Senators and Representatives. Farmers Union members expressed concerned about a stalling of the RFS …

Agribusiness, biofuels, NFU, RFS

EPA Hearing Turnout to Show #RFSWorks

Cindy Zimmerman

The public hearing in Kansas City, Kansas last week on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard was a who’s who of the biofuels industry and then some. A total of 254 people on 43 panels testified in two different rooms for about seven and a half hours. It was over twice as many people who testified at …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, NFU, RFA, RFS