#Ag Industry Reacts to @EPA #RFS Final Rules

Joanna Schroeder AFBF, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, NCGA, NFU, USDA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the much anticipated final volumetric rules today under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016. While the RVOs (renewable volume obligations) were an improvement over the proposed rules released in May of this year, the #Ag industry is calling on the EPA to further strengthen the legislation and further increase all four …

AFBF, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol, NCGA, NFU, USDA

#FarmProgressShow Powered by Dieselex Gold

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Energy, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK

The gold standard for diesel is the fuel that powered the engines at the 2015 Farm Progress Show – as it has for many shows before. “We’re happy to do that to get our fuel in the equipment to show what it can do,” said Randy Moore with the GROWMARK FS Energy Division of the Dieselex Gold brand. “Dieselex Gold …

Audio, Biodiesel, Energy, Farm Progress Show, FS System, GROWMARK

NORA Spurring Bioheat, Biodiesel Production

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Soybean

John Huber is the President of the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA), the checkoff program for the oilheat industry. NORA has been helping spur the growth of Bioheat and ultimately biodiesel production. This week Huber was in Mankato, Minnesota participating in the Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum. His organization does research and development to create new equipment and new products for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Soybean

Biodiesel 2015 and Beyond

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is conducting a first ever event today in Mankato, MN. The event, “Biodiesel 2015 & Beyond: A Biodiesel/Bioheat Forum,” brings together biodiesel industry market developers, researchers and a number of representatives of east coast oil heat and fuel companies. The open forum is providing an educational look at what’s going on in the …

Ag Group, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Soybean

Huckabee Gets His #Pork On at Iowa State Fair

Joanna Schroeder Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Fairs, politics, Pork, Renewable Energy

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey is encouraging everyone, including presidential candidates, to #GetYourAgOn at the Iowa State Fair. Well Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and 2008 winner of the Iowa Republican Caucuses, is definitely getting his #GetYourAgOn with his love of pork. He kicked off his Des Moines Register Presidential Soapbox speech saying, “Porkchop on a stick. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Fairs, politics, Pork, Renewable Energy

Join the Biodiesel & Bioheat Forum

Chuck Zimmerman Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Energy, Soybean

Next week I’ll be attending the Biodiesel and Bioheat Forum, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Want to join me? Get registered now. Home heating oil and biodiesel leaders will discuss a biodiesel blend with significant environmental and economic benefits and the role Minnesota soybean farmers can play in meeting the demand of this market. “The Midwest …

Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Energy, Soybean

#Biodiesel Supports #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman Ag Media Summit, Audio, Biodiesel

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was proud to once again be a part of the Ag Media Summit this week and share their positive message about the biodiesel industry. “AMS is really a great gathering of a wide variety of publications across the ag industry,” said Jessica Robinson of NBB. “It’s a good opportunity to talk with people and let …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Biodiesel

Farmers and Ethanol Supporters Meet With Hillary

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Corn, Ethanol, Government, NCGA

During her visit to Iowa this week, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton discussed issues important to agriculture with a group of farmer leaders, including former National Corn Growers Association president Pam Johnson (pictured) and former Iowa agriculture secretary Patty Judge. “We had about an hour with her and had a very good discussion with her,” said Judge who is co-chair …

Audio, Biodiesel, Corn, Ethanol, Government, NCGA

EPA Sets Timeline for Biofuels Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Soybean

Under a court settlement with the oil industry, the Environmental Protection Agency will now release the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biofuels by June 1, 2015, and issue the final 2014 and 2015 RFS blending targets by November 30, 2015. In addition, EPA will also release and finalize 2016 numbers this year. The agency failed …

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Soybean

Soybean, Biodiesel Groups Blast Biodiesel Import Decision

John Davis Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, EPA, Government, Soybean

Soybean growers and their close allies in the biodiesel industry in this country are blasting the U.S government’s decision to allow Argentinian biodiesel easier access to American markets. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) say the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ease sustainability requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to fast-track …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, Biodiesel, EPA, Government, Soybean