NCGA, ASA Submit Comments On Proposed 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

The comment period for the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs), or the amount of renewable fuels to be blended in the U.S. gasoline supply as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017 came to close on July 11, 2016. While the fuel volumes for first generation biofuels, that includes corn-based ethanol, were slightly higher than for 2016, at …

ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Senate Advances #GMO Labeling Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Not intimidated by anti-GMO activists throwing $2000 in “Monsanto Money” on the floor, the U.S. Senate Wednesday voted 65-31 to limit debate on a bipartisan National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard that would preempt individual state laws to require labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. With cloture invoked, the Senate is expected vote on final passage as early as today. …

AFBF, ASTA, Audio, Biotech, Corn, Food, Government

July Kicks off @Bayer4CropsUS Showcase Days

Cindy Zimmerman

Starting next week, growers around the country will have the opportunity to visit a local Bayer Showcase Days event to learn about the most recent advances in managing weed resistance; sudden death syndrome in soybeans; nematode pressure; and other agronomic challenges. The events will also feature seed traits, varieties and hybrids and demonstrate the success of various Bayer products used …

Bayer, Corn, Cotton, Events, Soybean

Record #Soybean, Higher #Corn Acres Planted

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) planted acreage report for this year estimates record soybean plantings and increased corn acres over last year. The report estimates U.S. soybean planted area at a record high 83.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year, while corn growers increased their acreage from last year by 7 percent to 94.1 million acres, making …

Audio, Corn, MGEX, Soybean, USDA

.@Syngenta Committed to Growers

Joanna Schroeder

During ethanol race weekend last week Chuck Zimmerman sat down with Chris Tingle, head of marketing for Enogen with Syngenta, to learn more about their partnership with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway along with their commitment to growers with products such as Enogen. Tingle said its great to be a partner with Growth Energy and the Iowa Speedway to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

#Ethanol Helps Consumers Save $$ at the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Iowa Speedway during the recent American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen. One person who got media and NASCAR fans alike exited about the high-performance E15 racing fuel was Delayne Johnson with Quad County Corn Processors. His ethanol biorefinery broke some speed records of its own two years ago when they successfully launched …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR

#Ethanol Markets Outlook from @Novozymes

Cindy Zimmerman

Current market conditions affecting the ethanol industry today were a big topic of discussion at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Milwaukee this week. Jack Rogers, global marketing manager in charge of Novozymes bioenzymes portfolio, says one of the challenges the ethanol industry is facing today includes a big dip in commodity prices so oil, corn and ethanol prices have come …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Novozymes

#Enogen Growers Help Increase #Ethanol Production

Joanna Schroeder

Farmers growing the Enogen technology for ethanol production are not only benefiting the environment, but the ethanol production industry as well. The Enogen enzyme trait enables more ethanol output from each kernel of corn. The race media learned about about the role of Enogen in ethanol production and the benefits of using E15 in race cars this weekend during the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

It’s #Enogen4Energy at Iowa Speedway

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa Speedway was the place for corn growers this weekend as Enogen presented the American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR XFINITY race. Kicking things off was a press conference with representatives from Syngenta, American Ethanol, Growth Energy and Quad County Corn Processors. Syngenta and Growth Energy are working together for the fourth consecutive year with Iowa Speedway to demonstrate the value …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta, Video

NCGA Takes Farmers to Trade School

Lizzy Schultz

Last week’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Trade School brought more than 50 farmers, ranchers and representatives of state agriculture associations to Washington in order to deepen their knowledge about trade issues and drum up support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Capitol Hill. “Trade policy has a significant impact on me as a farmer. The success of my business …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Communications, Corn, Exports, NCGA, politics, TPP, Trade