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Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …

Biofuels, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, Peanuts

2018 #SturgisRally Features the RFA Motorcycle

Chuck Zimmerman

On opening weekend for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, got on stage to welcome other sponsors and talk about the big Monday event in Deadwood, SD – The Legends Ride. I’m here to help with this annual educational promotion and will be sharing interviews and photos as I find them. Pictured is the first RFA …

Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

Ethanol Promotion at #SturgisBuffaloChip

Chuck Zimmerman

The presence of ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association will be bigger than ever this year during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and especially at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. I talked with RFA’s Robert White about this year’s event and what activities we’ll be taking part in. Yes, I’ll be there once again. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is where most …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

EPA Approves Sorghum Oil as Biofuels Pathway

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler yesterday announced the approval of sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock under the Renewable Fuel Standard during a signing event at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., with sorghum farmers and other stakeholders. In December 2017, the EPA released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning renewable fuels produced from sorghum oil under the RFS …

AFBF, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, NSP, sorghum

Biofuels Advocates Testify at EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels advocates brought their concerns about damage to the industry caused by former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to a hearing on the proposed 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Wednesday in Michigan. The proposed rule raises the total 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) by 3 percent over the 2018 requirement, and maintains a 15-billion-gallon requirement …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Ethanol

Scott Pruitt Resigns From EPA

Chuck Zimmerman

Well, here’s news that probably won’t upset too many people I know. I’m actually amazed that this didn’t happen much sooner. Of course this had to happen during a pretty much vacation week for the ZimmComm Team and many, many other folks. Here’s some industry reaction on the announcement. I think you can sum it up that everyone is pretty …

AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Biodiesel, Biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Government