Trump Commits to Agriculture in Iowa

lizzy schultz

President Donald Trump stood among various models of John Deere and Case IH farm equipment as he pledged to boost agriculture exports, loosen federal regulations on the agriculture industry, and support ethanol and biofuels yesterday while speaking to a crowd of about 250 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Today we are celebrating the dignity of work and …

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Terry Brandstad Addresses Ag Outlook Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The distinguished speaker at this year’s USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum was former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who was recently nominated as ambassador to China. Branstad took time during his speech to praise incoming Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and share his thoughts on the future of agriculture and economic development in rural America. “Simply put, American agriculture is tied to …

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#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

Cindy Zimmerman

The ever-popular Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Back by popular demand for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim Massie, Timothy Urban, and Tom Hance. All …

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RFA Analysis: #Ethanol Helped Fuel Trump Win

Cindy Zimmerman

An analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows how corn farmers and ethanol producers helped send Donald Trump to the White House. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen writes about the analysis in The Hill today, pointing to maps that show the counties that “flipped” in the 2016 election. “(T)hese 218 counties were won by President Obama in 2012, …

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ACE Urges #Ethanol Advocates to Call for Support

Joanna Schroeder

Over the past few weeks President-Elect Donald Trump has been announcing his nominations for Cabinet positions including Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While Trump was supportive of biofuels during his campaign, notes Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Pruitt has been vocal in his opposition to clean …

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#Ethanol Report on Cabinet Picks

Cindy Zimmerman

Some ethanol interests may be getting a little nervous about the oil industry ties of several Trump administration cabinet selections. Those include former Texas Governor Rick Perry for energy secretary, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says …

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#Biodiesel Supporters Share Stories on the Hill

Joanna Schroeder

More than 30 biodiesel supporters from multiple states shared their stories and the benefits on biodiesel in the halls of Congress this week. “We have a great message to share with our elected officials,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO, Donnell Rehagen. “We want our messages and our success story to be top of mind now and when any tax extenders …

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Growth Energy Confident Trump is for #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

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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 …

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ACE Annual Fly-In Set for March 2017

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has set the dates for its annual Washington, DC fly-in: March 23-23 2017. The ethanol industry will gather at Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill prior to hitting the pavement. “ACE’s 2017 fly-in occurs during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, a time when President-elect Trump will begin to prioritize his campaign promises …

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