Biofuels Industry Mourns Loss of Bill Northey

Cindy Zimmerman

The tributes began pouring in as soon as the shock wore off Monday when the news broke that former Iowa Agriculture Secretary and USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey had died at the age of 64. The Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) where Northey served as CEO shared the news of his passing. “The state of …

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Ethanol Industry Loses an Advocate

Cindy Zimmerman

A strong advocate for ethanol education among boaters and fishing enthusiasts has died. Brian Sowers of Waverly, Missouri, known as the Voice of Crappie Fishing, passed away suddenly on October 31. He worked with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association, and Missouri Corn Growers for more than five years helping to promote the use of 10% ethanol …

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Ethanol Industry Loses Pioneer Merle Anderson

Cindy Zimmerman

Back in 1987, a man by the name of Merle Anderson saw the need for a grassroots organization to support a new use for corn that would help farmers as well as the entire country. His vision became the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and members of the organization are celebrating Merle’s long and wonderful life this week at the …

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