Category: Farm Bureau

  • American Farm Bureau Supports RFS

    Delegates for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) last week voted overwhelmingly to support continuation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), despite the fact that membership in the organization includes a substantial percentage of livestock producers. “The livestock guys still have concerns about high feed costs, and I’m one of them, I’m a beef producer,” […]

  • Vilsack Ties Farm Bill to Biofuels, Will Serve Again as Ag Secretary

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the future success of biofuels in this country is also tied to successfully getting a new five-year farm bill passed. Speaking to delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation at their annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Vilsack expressed his disappointment that a new farm bill was not passed … […]

  • DF Cast: House’s Turn at Biofuels in Farm Bill

    During the last Domestic Fuel Cast, we talked about the U.S. Senate’s work on the renewable energy provisions of the Farm Bill. In this edition, we follow the debate over to the House, where not much funding in the energy title of the bill moved out of the Agriculture Committee. Listen to what some key […]

  • Farm Group Opposes Bill that Would Weaken RFS

    The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is opposed to a bill introduced by Congressman Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that they claim would weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by requiring fuel companies to blend only the amount of cellulosic ethanol currently being produced into gasoline. “Basically any weakening of the RFS is not a good thing […]

  • Bioenergy Interests Invited to Attend Capitol Hill Day

    A diverse group of bioenergy stakeholders is holding a Capitol Hill Day for Bioenergy in Washington, DC on March 21. The event is being sponsored by a number of organizations including the 25x’25 Alliance, American Farm Bureau Federation, Advance Biofuels Organization, Algal Biomass Organization, American Council on Renewable Energy, Biomass Power Association, Energy Future Coalition, […]

  • Farm Bureau Supports Change in Biofuels Policy

    The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting a new direction in biofuels policy away from the blenders tax credit and toward increasing infrastructure. “The whole discussion has been evolving within the industry and within the Congress,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman during a press conference following the conclusion of the organization’s 92nd annual meeting. “It […]

  • Wesley Clark at AG CONNECT Expo

    Retired General Wesley Clark visited the second AG CONNECT Expo Saturday in Atlanta to talk with farmers and ranchers visiting the event about the importance of ethanol to our nation’s security. Representing Growth Energy, Clark greeted folks at the CASE IH exhibit on the floor of the agricultural trade show. He also made time for […]

  • Polk County Farm Bureau Supporting Ethanol

    There were a lot of volunteers helping pump gas during the Kum & Go E-85 pump promotion in Des Moines in advance of the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Some of them were from the Polk County Farm Bureau. I spoke with Carol Miller, past President and Board member. She and her family are farmers. They […]

  • Farm Bureau Supports Extending Biofuel Tax Incentives

    Tax incentives play a key role in the development and production of renewable energy, and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is urging Congress to pass two bills that would extend renewable fuel tax credits for five years. In a statement presented for the record to a House Ways and Means Committee hearing this week […]