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

Anti-RFS Bill Re-Introduced

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR) and Peter Welch (D-VT), today re-introduced legislation called the RFS Reform Act “to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to help ease concerns created by the ethanol mandate and protect consumers, livestock producers, food manufacturers, retailers, and the U.S. economy.” Livestock and poultry producer organizations are among those supporting the …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA, NFU, RFA, RFS

Deck Stacked Against Ag and Biofuels in Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) appears to be a bit partisan in a new report released this week on “Options for Reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard.” The report was produced after several meetings during the year with an advisory group that consisted of 23 members, seven of which were oil companies representatives. Only five members of the group represented agriculture …

advance biofuels, Ag group, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NFU, Oil, RFS