Iowa Governor Prioritizes Biofuels for 2022

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During her 2022 Condition of the State speech this week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20 as one of her top priorities for this legislative session. “I am introducing new legislation that will improve access to E15 and B20 and upgrade Iowa’s fuel infrastructure to offer higher blends,” said …

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Nebraska Ethanol Helps Raise $11K for Cancer Research

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The Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Ethanol Board, and Renewable Fuels Nebraska joined together to raise almost $11,000 during the “Fuel the Cure” promotion last year in conjunction with retail stations. During October, when drivers chose higher blends of ethanol fuel like E15, E30 and E85 at participating retail locations, gas stations donated 3 cents for each gallon sold, resulting in …

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CARB Urged to Recognize Climate-Smart Farming in LCFS

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), along with the Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, the National Biodiesel Board, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, this week sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging them to recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). . The letter cites principles for …

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2021 Corn and Soybean Production Up, Forecast Higher

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Corn and soybean production were both higher in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). U.S. corn growers produced 15.1 billion bushels, up 7% from 2020 and the second highest on record. Corn yield in the United States is estimated at a …

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Hearing Explores Impact of EV Adoption on Agriculture

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As President Biden has pledged that half of all new cars will be electric by 2030, some are raising concerns about the impact such a rapid change would have on agriculture and rural America. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine that issue Wednesday and heard from several stakeholders who stand to be impacted, one being convenience store …

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RFA President and CEO Comments on EV Hearing

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper is testifying at a House Agriculture Committee “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” today, January 12, at 10 AM ET. Ahead of the hearing, Cooper held a press call with reporters to discuss the vital role that agriculture and rural America can and should play in securing …

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RFA Schedules 2022 ‘Train the Trainer’ Webinars

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The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting a series of four “train the trainer” webinars this year for emergency response professionals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to train their colleagues and others on proper responses to emergencies involving ethanol. With the support of safety organization TRANSCAER and the Federal Railroad Administration, professional hazmat trainer …

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Supreme Court Turns Down E15 Appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up an appeal of the D.C. Circuit Court decision that struck down EPA’s rule to allow year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol) in July 2021. The petition was filed by Growth Energy in October, arguing that the decision “did not give proper deference to EPA, contradicted Congressional intent in promoting renewable fuels, and …

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House Ag to Hold Hearing on EV Implications for Agriculture

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The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing January 12 on “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper is scheduled to be a witness at the hearing. “I look forward to participating in this timely and important hearing,” Cooper said. “I’m excited to share RFA’s views on the crucial …

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