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 This is the fifth year we have covered the conference and we enjoy it more …

Ethanol, RFA

State of the Ethanol Industry Live

Chuck Zimmerman

Good morning from Phoenix, AZ and the National Ethanol Conference. We’re going to stream the opening remarks and state of the industry speech for you starting at 8am MST. On the stage will be Renewable Fuels Association Chairman, Chuck Woodside and President/CEO Bob Dinneen. After their remarks I’ll post the audio and recorded video for you as soon as I …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA, Video

State of the Union Talks Trade and Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama made some folks in the ag industry happy with his State of the Union (SOTU) address Tuesday talking about the importance of both biofuels and free trade agreements. Corn farmers and representatives of the renewable fuels industry were especially pleased to hear the president say that America needs to “break our dependence on oil with biofuels.” “The success …

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

Obama Signs Bill Giving Death Tax Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama held a public signing ceremony for the tax bill passed by Congress this week that delivers early Christmas presents for everyone, giving farmers and ranchers good reason to be thankful this holiday season. Securing meaningful estate tax reform for farm and ranch families has been a top priority for the American Farm Bureau Federation. “We commend President Obama …

AFBF, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, NCBA, NCGA, RFA


Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of ethanol issues to discuss at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk event in Kansas City last week. The topics included the lame duck session of Congress, importance of renewing biofuels tax incentives, doing more to invest in cellulosic ethanol, labeling for E15 at the pump, just to name a few. Renewable Fuels Association …

Audio, Ethanol, NAFB, RFA

Limited E15 Waiver Approval Fosters Mixed Emotions

Joanna Schroeder

The agriculture and ethanol industries responded favorably to the EPA’s decision to approve the voluntary use of E15 in cars manufactured in 2007 or later. The increase in ethanol blended into gasoline fuels could help the ethanol industry have a home for another 4-5 billion gallons per year. Last year, Growth Energy filed the E15 Waiver and after several delays, …

AFBF, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCBA, NCGA, RFA

Connecting International Buyers With U.S. Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

After leaving the NAMA Trends in Agriculture conference I headed on down the agriblogging highway to another conference of importance to U.S. grain producers. This is the Export Exchange 2010 which got off to an official and social start this evening with welcoming remarks from U.S. Grains Council President/CEO Tom Dorr (left) and Renewable Fuels Association President/CEO Bob Dinneen. The …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Register for Export Exchange 2010 Before It’s Too Late

Joanna Schroeder

Export Exchange 2010 is 10 days away but it’s not too late to register. You have two days to take advantage of pre-registration for the event which will connect DDGs (dried distillers grains) and course grain buyers with domestic sellers. Export Exchange is being held in Chicago and will be the place to get answers, make contacts and build your …

Corn, Ethanol, RFA, USGC

Interact With International Grains Buyers

Chuck Zimmerman

One of my upcoming stops on the agriblogging highway will be the U.S. Grains Council and Renewable Fuels Assocation, Export Exchange. The event is taking place October 6-8 in Chicago, IL. If you’re in the grains business, especially dealing with DDGS then this is the place to meet with international buyers. I spoke with USGC CEO Tom Dorr about the …

Ag Group, Audio, Ethanol, Grains, International, RFA, USGC