Brazilian State Interested in Nebraska Water Management

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One of the largest global producers of corn, soy, cotton, and corn ethanol is looking to Nebraska, via the University of Nebraska and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), for aid in mapping out the region’s available surface and groundwater resources for sustainable irrigation development. Governor Mauro Mendes of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, recently met with …

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Couser Provides Grassroots Input to EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan recently appointed members for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC), including Iowa livestock producer and ethanol investor Bill Couser. Established in 2007, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and …

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Farm Groups Join Push for Summer E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm organizations joined ethanol groups in a letter calling on President Biden to get ahead of rising fuel costs by authorizing sales of E15 this summer. National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union signed the letter, along with the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, noting that current conditions are similar to …

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USDA Under Secretary Discusses Climate Strategies

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie spent an hour with members of the American Coalition for Ethanol last week, answering questions on various climate and conservation topics and stressing the administration’s support for biofuels. “I hope you know this administration has a strong commitment to ethanol,” Bonnie began. “There’s a lot of alignment between things that …

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Rabobank Analyst Sees Potential in SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

The sky seems to be the limit for the future of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and can be a real opportunity for farmers, according to RaboResearch Senior Grains & Oilseeds Analyst Owen Wagner. Wagner was at Commodity Classic last week talking about how sustainable aviation fuel fits into the landscape for commodity demand. “This (SAF) is not just for vegetable …

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Highlights from the National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association 2023 National Ethanol Conference last week in Orlando coincided with the release of EPA’s proposed rule to allow year round sales of E15 ethanol, making it a very timely event with attendance back to pre-pandemic levels. This edition of the Ethanol Report podcast includes highlights from the NEC, including remarks from RFA President and CEO Geoff …

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Iowa Governor Receives RFA Industry Award

Cindy Zimmerman

A well-deserved award was presented during the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando by the Renewable Fuels Association last week to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for her untiring efforts on behalf of the entire ethanol industry. The award was presented the day after a major victory for the governor in the proposed rule from EPA that will allow her state and …

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RFA CEO Gives State of Ethanol Industry Address

Chuck Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper delivered his annual “State of the Industry” address at the National Ethanol Conference today in Orlando. “When faced with challenges, roadblocks, and failure, we don’t give up,” Cooper said. “We continue to innovate. We think outside of the box. We find workarounds. We eliminate the ways that won’t work…and find the way …

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Stakeholders React to EPA Biofuel Volume Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published its proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen and expand the RFS program. Ethanol producers and corn farmers are generally pleased with the proposal, while soybean farmers and biodiesel/renewable diesel …

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