EPA Unveils 2014 RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

Joanna Schroeder

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposal for the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel. The EPA has proposed to set the cellulosic biofuel category at 17 million gallons, biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons, advanced biofuel at …

Audio, Biodiesel, Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Renewable Energy, RFA

Cattle and Ethanol Debating RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts is live right now on AgriTalk in a debate with Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Great RFS Debate is being co-hosted by Agri-Pulse. Pictured here, left to right, as the debate begins – Bob Dinneen, AgriTalk host Mike …

Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Livestock, NCBA, RFA

RFA and NCBA to Debate Renewable Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) will be squaring off to debate on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this week in Washington D.C. AgriTalk and Agri-Pulse will be hosting the debate via broadcast and the web on September 12 starting at 11:00 am Eastern time live from the Longworth Building, Room 1300. …

Agri-Pulse, Beef, Ethanol, Media, NCBA, RFA

Ethanol Fueling Legends Ride at Sturgis Rally

Joanna Schroeder

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in full swing and one of the highlights of the event is the 2013 Legends Ride. The event started in Deadwood, South Dakota and ended at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground where the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is a sponsor. This is the site where RFA is also pumping free 93 octane E10 for riders. …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Ethanol Fuel

Chuck Zimmerman

On my way to Sturgis, SD this weekend for my second trip to the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground and the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. I’ll be working with our good friends at the Renewable Fuels Association. They are partnered with the event and venue to promote the use of ethanol fuel to motorcycle enthusiasts. And having been there once, …

Biofuels, Ethanol, RFA

Senate Farm Bill Markup Today

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee meets this morning to consider the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, their version of a “Farm Bill.” Yesterday, farm broadcasters meeting in Washington D.C. had the chance to interview a number of representatives from various agricultural and renewable fuels organizations and most of them had something to say about what the House and …

Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Dairy, Farm Bill, Government, NAFB, NAFB Washington Watch, NCBA, RFA

Obama Picks for Energy and EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama announced his picks for Secretary of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency administrator on Monday. The President nominated MIT professor Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and EPA official Gina McCarthy as administrator for the agency. While Moniz is a virtual unknown, McCarthy has served as EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation and her appointment is …

Corn, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Sequester Could Cause FSIS Inspector Furlough

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has shaken up the meat and poultry industry with his comments about how sequestration might impact agriculture during a speech to the National Ethanol Conference last week. Answering a question about funding for a farm bill, Vilsack talked more broadly about what might happen after March 1 if Congress fails to act and sequester creates automatic …

Audio, Ethanol, Government, Livestock, NCBA, RFA, USDA

Zimfo Bytes

Talia Goes

Farm Bureau has announced its 2013 strategic action plan. The annual soy & grain trade summit agenda is now available. Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation announced that Wade Hunt, Nebraska will attend the 18th Annual National Ethanol Conference: Driving Forward. Cotton Inc. has announced its 2012 biotechnology award recipients.

Cotton, Farm Bureau, RFA, Zimfo Bytes

Season’s Greetings from RFA

Chuck Zimmerman

Season’s greetings from our friends at the RFA. Burn a little ethanol in your tank this season and help out American farmers while reducing our dependence on foreign oil! Wishing you a happy holiday season and a great New Year from the dedicated staff of the Renewable Fuels Association.

Ag Group, Ethanol, RFA