Ethanol Impresses Students at National FFA Convention

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FFA Students already understand the importance of ethanol to rural communities and national security, says Cory Harris of Growth Energy and American Ethanol.  That’s why they’ve chosen this special group of agriculture students to focus the message of performance. “Our message here at National FFA Convention, […] we really wanted to focus this year on engine performance with Ethanol,” Harris told …

Education, Ethanol, FFA

Megatrends Offer Agribusiness Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

A number of global megatrends can mean new opportunities for agribusiness moving forward, according to Chris Nolan with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who gave the keynote address this week at the 2016 Export Exchange co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the U.S. Grains Council. Nolan identified five global megatrends – demographic shifts, global economic power shifts, accelerating urbanization, resource scarcity, …

Audio, Ethanol, Feed, Grains, USGC

How Will Election Impact Trade?

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen had the challenge of talking about the U.S. presidential election to an international audience at Export Exchange 2016 this week in Detroit. “I know half of you are sick to death of the election and just want it over, and half of you are watching in somewhat bemused amazement wondering what is …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Exports, Feed, politics, RFA

Event Seeks to Boost Exports

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Hundreds of buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and ethanol co-products have arrived in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016 and even though they are from more than 30 countries they are busy making connections and building relationships. The event, which has been held every two years since 2010, is co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Exports, Grains, RFA, USGC

New Holland’s Big #Biomass Baler

Joanna Schroeder

Several years ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the Billion Ton biomass report and recently made an updated version available. The study shows that there is more than 1 billion tons of biomass available to be used for bio-products including biofuels. For many years, New Holland has been committed to growers who harvest biomass and when the biofuel …

Audio, biomass, Energy, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Harvest, New Holland

IA Gov Branstad Visits #FarmProgessShow

Joanna Schroeder

Another successful Farm Progress Show has wrapped up in Boone, Iowa. We ended on a high note with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visiting exhibitors and stopping by the BASF Media Tent to speak with reporters about key ag issues. I spoke with him about three issues: ethanol, water quality and trade. Branstad said that we appreciate the private sector support …

Audio, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Trade, Water

ZimmCast with RFA at Sturgis

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been going to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to help the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promote ethanol to bikers for six of the last eight years. This year was the 76th rally and the 35th anniversary of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, which is home to many of the half million bikers who attend each year. This year, two …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, ZimmCast

#Ethanol Education for Bikers

Chuck Zimmerman

Dana Siefkes-Lewis (pictured on right) is the Chief Administrative Officer for Redfield Energy, an ethanol plant in Redfield, SD. She is also the President of the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association, board member for the Renewable Fuels Association and a great spokesperson for the industry. This year Dana visited the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to work with other RFA staff and …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

People Power Highlighted During #ACE2016

Joanna Schroeder

People Power has become a force in telling the story of ethanol and agriculture. The success of American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) Power by People campaign was just one of the topics highlighted by Brian Jennings, ACE’s Executive Vice President during the 29th annual Ethanol Conference that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week. Another topic: how one’s passion for …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol