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

NFU Disturbed by Renewable Energy Funding Cuts

John Davis

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is expressing its disappointment in proposed cuts to federal spending on renewable energy. NFU President Roger Johnson released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s voted to reduce funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Renewable energy and energy efficiency are key to building climate resilience, and many …

Ag group, Government, Legislation, NFU

Farmers Union Concerned Over RFS Omission

John Davis

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is concerned that Pres. Obama has left the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) out of his plan to cut greenhouse gases. This news release from the group says NFU President Roger Johnson isn’t pleased about the omission in the president’s formal submission of a plan to the United Nations that would cut the United States’ greenhouse …

Ag group, biofuels, Government, NFU, RFS

EPA Chief and Ag Secretary on RFS at NFU

Cindy Zimmerman

The heads of both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency spoke to the National Farmers Union (NFU) convention in Wichita Monday and talked about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted that her agency was “in the hot seat” over the RFS after failing to set standards for the industry last year. “The …

EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NFU, RFS, USDA

Biofuels and Ag Groups Protest Anti-RFS Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced legislation that would abolish the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) as a co-sponsor. The move was immediately criticized by both ethanol and agricultural organizations. “Senators Feinstein and Toomey continue to operate under the misguided assumption that the RFS is driving …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, NCGA, NFU, RFA, RFS