RFA Disputes NWF Study with USDA County Data

Cindy Zimmerman

It is undisputed that the amount of land dedicated to crop production overall in the United States has been on the decline for decades, dropping 12 percent just between 1997 and 2012, according to USDA census data. At the same time, corn acreage and ethanol production have increased significantly, which is also undisputed. What is disputed is whether increased ethanol …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, RFA

Crappie Masters is Big Target for Ethanol Message

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is casting a wide net to hook anglers with the facts about using ten percent ethanol (E10) in boat engines by sponsoring the Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. “There are over 18 million panfishing anglers in the United States and that’s just a base of what we touch,” says Crappie Masters owner Mike Vallentine, who bought …

Audio, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Workforce Big on Military Vets

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Department of Energy (DOE) study shows that military veterans make up a significant share of America’s ethanol industry workforce which is not only larger than any other energy sector but more than twice the national average. Nearly one in five ethanol industry employees is a veteran (18.9%), compared to a national average of 7% across all sectors of …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ag Secretary Closer to Confirmation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Thursday moved the Trump Administration one step closer to a full cabinet by voting to favorably report nominee Sonny Perdue to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, which means he will now be considered by the full Senate for confirmation. Committee chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) is pleased Perdue’s nomination is …

Ethanol News, Government, RFA, USDA

Ethanol Helping Crappie Masters Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

Grenada Lake, Mississippi was host last weekend for the Mississippi State Championship, one stop on the 2017 Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the tournament, along with Bass Pro Shops, and it has the support of Missouri Corn Growers and American Ethanol as well. Brian Sowers is co-host of Crappie Masters …

Audio, Boats, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

RFA, TRANSCAER Hosting Second Ethanol Safety Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting this year’s second ethanol safety webinar for ethanol emergency response teams on Tuesday, April 11. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/ TRANSCAER® grant and are designed to provide entire communities with the knowledge to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. The program is based …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

RFA Hits FSMA Training Program Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

As of this month, 200 ethanol plant employees have been trained under the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food program. The latest course was held in St. Louis earlier this month. The training program is based on a curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and is facilitated by …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters, Boats & E10

Chuck Zimmerman

In this report I will feature some comments from Crappie Masters and their Grenada Lake tournament which is happening this weekend in Grenada, MS. The Renewable Fuels Association is a title sponsor of the Crappie Master American Tournament Trail which puts them on par with other sponsors like Bass Pro Shops. In the report you’ll hear from the owner of …

Audio, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Ethanol Powering Crappie Masters Boats

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to using ethanol blended fuel in your boat engine it is important to follow manufacturer directions and actually just properly maintain your equipment. That is advice from pro fishermen like Terry Richard here. Terry and teammate Casey Rayner will be competing in this weekend’s Crappie Masters tournament sponsored by The Renewable Fuels Association, American Ethanol, and Bass …

American Ethanol, biofuels, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Celebrates National Ag Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is joining in the celebrations going on around the country for National Ag Week. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen thanked American farmers for their tremendous productivity which has resulted in a need to increase demand to keep up with supplies. “So, as we celebrate National Agriculture Day, we need to recommit ourselves to …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA