Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen loves coming to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event each year, but not for the reason you might think.
“It’s not just because you get to do 25-30 interviews in a day,” said Dinneen, pictured here with DeLoss Jahnke of WMBD/WIRL in Peoria. “It’s because you’re interacting with REAL journalists!”
Dinneen says farm broadcasters are very unlike the “coastal elite media” he deals with on a day-to-day basis in Washington DC. “I come from a long line of journalists and my forefathers are rolling in their graves today at just how lazy journalists have become,” he said. “But farm broadcasters, they get out in the field, they’re talking to farmers, they’re talking to policy makers … that’s why I enjoy this so much – it restores my faith in the Fourth Estate.”
Thanks, Bob – we love you too!
In my interview with Bob from NAFB, he talks about a variety of issues impacting the ethanol industry – from the need for tax extenders for biofuels, first cellulosic ethanol plants going on line this year, how lower oil could be impacting domestic oil production, rail transportation issues, and of course, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Interview with Bob Dinneen, RFA