RFA CEO Comments on Major Ethanol News Stories

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Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper provides audio comments below on three major ethanol industry stories. RFA Pleased with EPA Denial of Gap Year Waiver Petitions Link to RFA release Link to audio sound bite 1:20 Statement on Brazil Ethanol TRQ Announcement Link to RFA release Link to audio sound bite 1:50 President Trump announcement E10 Pumps can …

Accelerate Discovery and Launch Solutions with N.C. PSI

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), the global hub for plant science innovation, brings together the brightest minds in academia, government and industry to drive vital research and innovation that: Produces new technologies, patents and start-up companies Trains adaptable plant science leaders Redefines team science Leverages big data, machine learning and IoT Develops new plant varieties and improved …

Alltech ONE Virtual Experience June Edition – Health & Wellness

The highly successful Alltech ONE Virtual Experience continues with new content in the June Edition – Health & Wellness. Our health and well-being are universally important, particularly in light of COVID-19. Join us for an exploration of topics that include boosting immunity, supporting the mental health of your teams in a WFH environment and the pioneering field of science that …

NBB Kicks Off 2020 Biodiesel Branding Program

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) celebrated National Biodiesel Day this year by kicking off its 2020 vehicle branding program with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” NBB encourages biodiesel users to promote their use of biodiesel and share its benefits by applying for matching funds to be used for vehicle branding initiatives which may include wraps, stickers, or other innovative …

Liberty Brings Back Women’s Bibs After Nearly Two Decades

Reintroduced products offer female-specific fit, iconic durability and new fabric technology Liberty, an iconic American brand and manufacturer of bib overalls since 1912, has reintroduced its line of women’s bibs after discontinuing the female-focused products 18 years ago. The new line includes both denim and duck bib overalls that offer the unwavering quality and craftsmanship Liberty is known for, while …

Veris Technologies Introduces Vision for Decisions™

New Embedded Seeding Support Tools Available to Growers At the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Veris Technologies introduced Vision for Decisions™ a new seeding environment decision support system to help growers improve seedbeds, planter performance, and population scripts. Vision for Decisions utilizes iScan+ soil and implement sensors embedded in tillage tools and planters along with grower input to maximize …

Farmer Leaders Call Out EPA for Biofuels Demand Destruction

In the wake of new plant closures, corn and soybean farmer organization leaders held a press conference Thursday to discuss the current situation in the biofuels industry created by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overuse of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Participants in the call were: Kelly Nieuwenhuis, farmer from Primghar, Iowa and president of …

Georgia Peanut Farmers Count Hurricane Michael Losses

Hurricane Michael hit Georgia agriculture right at harvest season for many crops, including peanuts, where only half of what was looking to be a pretty good crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Officials with …

Hurricane Damage in Georgia and Alabama

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to farmers at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia Tuesday and toured agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia, accompanied Pence and his wife Karen on their tour of the state. Pence was briefed on the agricultural damage by Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who was interviewed by …

Seasonal Lamb Production White Paper Explores Challenges and Opportunities for US Industry

July 18, 2018 For Immediate Release Media Contact: Sharlet Teigen (605) 390-8320 Seasonality of US lamb production is an issue that causes inefficiencies and market volatility for all segments of this industry. A new white paper pulls together information on the topic so that members of the industry can understand it in more depth and make informed decisions about management …

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Listen to Hubbard’s opening statement here: Listen to part of Meyer’s opening statement: Listen to Michael McAdams …

Secretary Perdue at 90th FFA Convention

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue attended his first National FFA Convention this week and held a press conference to take questions about various topics, prior to addressing the group’s opening general session. Perdue appeared at the press conference with six members of the FFA policy committee and was asked about a number of topics, including the 2018 farm bill, trade and …

AnimalAgCast Features Missouri FFA President

In the latest installment of the AnimalAgCast, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was at Missouri State Fair and spoke with Colton Spencer, Missouri FFA Association President. Colton hails from Aurora, MO, and has proven himself as an agricultural ambassador through both his work in FFA and his successful career showing Gelbvieh cattle. His work as State FFA President has allowed him to …

.@EthanolACE Unveils #E15 & #FFV Retailer Roadmap

During the 29th Annual Ethanol Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota this morning, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a new publication that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels. ACE VP of Market Development, Ron Lamberty, describes the E15 and Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap, as a reference guide for …