NASCAR STP 400 Winning Team Pleased with Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Brad Keselowski driving the #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger won the inaugural Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway Sunday where American Ethanol was prominently displayed. When asked during the post-race press conference about NASCAR using 15% ethanol fuel this year, Keselowski said he applauded NASCAR for its green initiative. “It’s just an added benefit that (ethanol) comes …

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Childress Believes NASCAR Could Use More Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Former NASCAR driver and owner of Richard Childress Racing thinks the racing series could go to higher ethanol blends sometime in the future. Despite media attention regarding an “incident” between him and driver Kyle Busch on Saturday, Richard Childress was happy to come by the American Ethanol tent Sunday and voice his support for corn farmers and the domestically produced …

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Corn Growers Proud of Ethanol in NASCAR

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers are very proud to be a part of bringing the story of ethanol to the nation through NASCAR. I talked with National Corn Growers Association president Bart Schott (right) of North Dakota and NCGA chairman Darrin Ihnen of South Dakota who were at the Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at the Kansas Speedway Sunday where American Ethanol was …

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American Ethanol on the Kansas Speedway

Cindy Zimmerman

The Sprint Cup Series STP 400 race is underway at the Kansas Speedway and American Ethanol is clearly on display. The American Ethanol logo and paint scheme are not only on Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Chevrolet, fans are also seeing the American Ethanol logo along the backstretch wall of the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway to spotlight the partnership between the National …

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Growth Energy Ready for America Ethanol in KS

Cindy Zimmerman

Getting ready for the American Ethanol event at the Sprint Cup Series STP 400 race on the Kansas Speedway, some 1200 corn and ethanol supporters are gathering to watch. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis is busy doing media interviews this morning, including a live shot with Fox News. “There’s no sport more American than NASCAR, and no fuel more American …

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Senate Bill Would Modify Ethanol Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley today introduced bi-partisan legislation to reform the current Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) while still supporting the domestic ethanol industry. Introducing the bill, Grassley said the Domestic Energy Promotion Act of 2011 would reduce the VEETC for a two year period before transitioning to a tax credit that would adjust based on the price of …

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Corn Ethanol Policy Forum Held in DC

Joanna Schroeder

There have been numerous Senates hearings recently discussing elements of the country’s energy plan. A recent forum on Corn Ethanol Policy took place in the 112th Congress. While the forum was not broadcast, expected to give the opening remarks were Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Representative Earl Blumenauer. Flake’s aniti-ethanol amendment was passed in the House …

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Nestle Chairman – Biofuels Are Immoral

Joanna Schroeder

The Chairman of Nestle, who just so happens to sit on the board of ExxonMobil, Peter Brabeck-Latmathe, lambasted global leaders for their support of “immoral” biofuel policies that are starving millions around the world earlier this week. In particular, he attacked the Obama administration for promoting corn-based ethanol and reserved no kind words for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack who …

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Grassley Hopes to Avoid Vote on Ethanol Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is hoping to avoid a vote in the Senate on the amendment introduced last week by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would repeal the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC). Grassley said today during his weekly agricultural media conference call that there are two ways the vote can be avoided. “Either talking him out of it, …

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Whole New World of Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

Everything you ever wanted to know about corn is contained in the latest edition of the World of Corn from the National Corn Growers Association. This year’s publication, available online now, highlights the wide variety of roles that farmers must play, from environmentalist to technology geek, in order to ensure that both their farm and their industry as a whole …

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