Ethanol was again was the main topic of discussion at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk in Kansas City.
At the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council booth, Greg Krissek of ICM talked with reporters about the newly formed Renewable Fuels Now coalition. EPIC’s acting executive director Robert White discussed the progress of the ethanol “e” branding program and Director of Marketing Reece Nanfito talked about ethanol’s marketing success and new polling results that show continued support for biofuels among Americans. Ethanol producer POET also had a presence at Trade Talk with a focus on their production of livestock feed as an ethanol by-product
Over at the Renewable Fuels Association booth, Communications Director Matt Hartwig chatted with dozens of reporters about the importance of increasing the Renewable Fuels Standard and progress of the energy and farm bills in Washington. The National Corn Growers Association had several representatives from the grower leadership to talk about a variety of issues relating to ethanol production.
In fact, a vast majority of the 100 companies and organizations exhibiting at NAFB’s Trade Talk fielded ethanol questions. From the livestock producer groups talking about ethanol’s impact on feed prices, to input suppliers like Pioneer and John Deere talking about new products to increase production or how ethanol has revitalized the agricultural economy.
Ethanol was named “Product of the Year” by the National Agrimarketing Association for a good reason. Everybody’s talking about it.
Here is an interview with Reece Nanfito from Trade Talk: