Corn and Ethanol Groups Respond to RFS Waiver Request

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers would rather see a waiver request than attempts to eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) but the ethanol industry thinks it will still be denied by EPA. In response to the request for a waiver announced this morning by livestock and poultry groups, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Garry Niemeyer of Illinois called it “premature to ask …

Corn, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

Sec. Vilsack Applauds Ethanol Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Ag Secretary Vilsack spoke to the 2012 National Ethanol Conference. I’m sharing Cindy’s story that is also posted over on our sister site, Domestic Fuel: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed his personal strong support and gratitude for the ethanol industry during an address at the National Ethanol Conference on Friday. “We owe ethanol producers in this country a …

Ag Group, Audio, Energy, Ethanol, RFA, USDA

State of the Ethanol Industry Broadcast

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from the 2012 National Ethanol Conference. At approximately 8:10am eastern time we’ll be broadcasting live the State of the Industry Address from Bob Dinneen, President/CEO or the Renewable Fuels Association. Just click on the player below to start the broadcast in your browser. We will record the address and post the recorded version afterward. Post Update: Thanks to all …

Ag Group, Ethanol, RFA, Video

Corn and Ethanol Catch up at FPS

Cindy Zimmerman

The media tent is always a great place for people in the industry to catch up with each other – like Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen and National Corn Growers Association incoming president Garry Niemeyer of Auburn, Illinois. I talked with both of them about challenges in Washington, ethanol policies, and the ability of corn growers to …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, NCGA, RFA

Relaxing at Sturgis With Good Music

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m betting there are a few Toby Keith fans out there in the AgWired community so I thought I’d share a photo from his performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at the Buffalo Chip Campground. After a long day of working with the Renewable Fuels Association on their sponsorship of the rally it’s really nice to kick back and enjoy …

Ethanol, RFA

Boats Go Fast on Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Whoever says that ethanol hurts marine engines has never seen boats running at more than 80 miles an hour on E-10. Boat racers from coast to coast gathered this past weekend in the ethanol-producing town of Garnett, Kansas for the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) “Garnett Ethanol Hydroplane Nationals.” The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) partnered with NBRA earlier this year …

Corn, Ethanol, RFA

Green Floyd is Willin’

Chuck Zimmerman

For your entertainment pleasure Green Floyd will now perform their ethanol version of Willin’. This was recorded at the recent National Ethanol Conference and I hope you enjoy it. Apologies to Lowell George but I think he would have loved it! Green Floyd lyrics include: I’ve been kicked by the press Shunned by Wall Street Got my margins caved in, …

Energy, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Green Floyd Walks the Line

Cindy Zimmerman

Here’s a little video clip from the ethanol producer group known as “Green Floyd” that played at the recent National Ethanol Conference. The Green Floyd band is made up of Frontline Bioenergy CEO Bill Lee, Neil and Tom Koehler with Pacific Ethanol and Paul Kamp with Inbicon. This song is a parody of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” with …

Corn, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, Video

Ethanol Sunset in Arizona

Cindy Zimmerman

At the National Ethanol Conference here in Phoenix, AZ last night we were blessed with one of the famous desert sunsets. We have been covering the 16th annual conference, which also marks the 30th anniversary of the Renewable Fuels Association, on our sister website energy.agwired.com. This is the fifth year we have covered the conference and we enjoy it more …

Ethanol, RFA