Ethanol Report on 2019 Crappie Masters

The Ethanol Report

With retail sales of E15, or 15% ethanol, now approved in the summer months, some oil industry-backed organizations are issuing dire warnings about damage to boat engines – but E15 is clearly labeled as NOT approved for marine use. However – 10 percent ethanol is perfectly fine and the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail has been educating boaters about ethanol use …

BASF Receives EPA Registration for Revysol Fungicide

BASF has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for Revysol® fungicide. The new active ingredient (AI) is the first and only isopropanol azole of its kind in the market for a broad range of crops and disease combinations. Revysol, and its related product brands, will be available to growers for the 2020 planting season. The AI will be available in …

FMC Announces $50 Million Global R&D Investment

FMC Corporation plans to invest more than $50 million over the next three years in capital improvement projects, including a state-of-the-art reconfiguration of a greenhouse and research facility at the company’s Global Research and Development headquarters in Newark, Delaware. Kathy Shelton, FMC Chief Technology Officer, says that the company retained R&D employees after it acquired the facility as part of …

NPPC Launches Keep America First in Ag Campaign

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock. The “Keep America First in Agriculture” campaign was officially kicked off June 25 with a media teleconference featuring leading researchers, veterinarians, producers and industry experts. Listen to opening remarks from the press conference …

Renewable Fuels Association Features E85 Can-Am Conversion

At the recent 2019 Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) in Indianapolis, the Renewable Fuels Association featured a racing Can-Am X3 (2018 model) which has been converted to running on E85 and is wrapped with the RFA’s “Fueled With Pride” image. The extra horsepower provided by the E85 fuel has provided a performance boost according to RFA Vice President of Industry Relations …

ZimmCast 619 – Industry Reaction to President’s Visit

ZimmCast 619

In this week’s program you will hear from industry attendees to President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) in Council Bluffs, IA. Included in the program are: Mike Jerke, CEO, SIRE Craig Floss, President/CEO, Iowa Corn Growers Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Ross, farmer and 1st VP, NCGA Monte Shaw, Executive Director, IRFA Geoff Cooper, President/CEO, …

The Ethanol Report – Presidential Visit to Ethanol Plant

The Ethanol Report

The Renewable Fuels Association was thrilled to host President Donald J. Trump as he visited the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 11 to celebrate year round sales of E15 (15% ethanol). This Ethanol Report podcast includes some of the president’s remarks at the plant and interviews with RFA CEO Geoff Cooper, SIRE …

Behind the Scenes with President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) CEO Geoff Cooper and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy CEO Mike Jerke shared their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s behind the scenes tour of the ethanol plant Tuesday. Jerke and Cooper met the president as he arrived at the plant and escorted him in to meet some local farmers and plant employees and learn more about ethanol. …

WASDE Lowers Corn Forecast

Flooded Corn

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for June sharply lowered the forecast for U.S. corn production this year. Corn production for 2019/20 is forecast to decline 1.4 billion bushels to 13.7 billion, which if realized would be the lowest since 2015/16.Unprecedented planting delays observed through early June are expected to prevent some plantings and reduce yield prospects. USDA …

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President Trump Visits SIRE Ethanol Plant

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump will visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) on Tuesday, June 11. We will be posting photos, audio and more as content opportunities become available. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant Photo Album Audio/Interviews Pre-event …

Secretary Perdue Discusses Disaster Aid in Florida

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Florida and Georgia to participate in roundtable discussions on USMCA and disaster aid signed by President Trump yesterday. At his first stop in Tallahassee, Perdue participated in a short press conference with Governor Ron DeSantis after the roundtable. Listen here:

ZimmCast 618 – Do Business Better

ZimmCast 619

This week we’re going to learn all about a new book from Damian Mason titled “Do Business Better – Traits, Habits and Actions to Help You Succeed.” Here’s an excerpt from the book description. After speaking to companies such as Merck, Land O’Lakes, and Cargill, and 2,000 audiences across the world, Damian Mason, successful businessman, agriculturalist, podcaster, and writer, wants …

Next Steps After E15 Final Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed regulatory barriers allowing access to E15 fuel year-round. Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association and other industry stakeholders shared information about the future of E15 and what this ruling means for retailers and consumers. Panelists included: Geoff Cooper, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association; Neil Koehler, RFA Board Chairman and CEO of Pacific …

E15 Retailer Pleased with EPA Rule

A fuel retailer who has been on the front lines of getting approval for E15 to be sold year round is one of over 1000 station owners around the country who did not have to re-label pumps over the weekend this year. Charlie Good, owner of Good & Quick store in Nevada, Iowa is hopeful the new rule announced by …

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EPA Final Rule Details

EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum provided details to reporters Friday morning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule related to retail sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel and renewable identification number (RIN) transparency. EPA finalized regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver …