8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

The 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit was a soaring success on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 when more than 600 industry members and interested consumers gathered at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa. During the morning attendees heard about the efforts of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (Iowa RFA) who hosts the event each year. In addition they …

Fuels America Responds to SOTU

This morning Fuels America held a teleconference to provide reaction to the climate action plan President Obama discussed during his State of the Union address last night. The President’s speech coincided with the final day of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) comment period on a proposal to reverse the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA plan would …

RFS Hearing in the Heartland

Hundreds of biofuel supporters from around the Midwest gathered in Des Moines Thursday to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard” hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. The hearing was organized after EPA declined to do so and included comments from dozens of lawmakers, government officials, farmers, biofuel …

Lowering RFS Impact on Advanced Biofuels

Cellulosic and advanced biofuels producers are very concerned that the EPA proposal to lower 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets will have a chilling effect on investment in the next generation of renewable fuels. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a media call today featuring comments from: Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President, Institutional Affairs …

2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The 2014 National Biodiesel Conference brings together people from all aspects of the industry. This year’s event is held in San Diego, CA. and Chuck is there as their Biodiesel Blogger. Here you will find all his audio and links to posts from DomesticFuel.com. 2014 National Biodiesel Conference Photo Album Joe Jobe Exposes Renewable Energy Reality Winning Teamwork Needed by …

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention

The 2014 American Farm Bureau Federation Convention has taken place January 12-15, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. Chuck has been there to capture it with photos, videos and audio. Here we will provide you with quick links to it all. Check back often as more will be uploaded daily. 2014 AFBF Convention Photo Album AFBF Convention Social Communicating 2014 AFBF …

MGEX Call on WASDE Report

USDA released the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report on January 10. Minneapolis Grain Exchange hosted a conference call with Brad Paulson of Northern Crops Marketing and Investment to analyze the numbers.

Sen. Thune on Farm Bill and RFS

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) answered questions from reporters this week on when a farm bill might be done and what he would like to see in it, as well as his thoughts on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Audio courtesy of Agri-Pulse.

Sen. Leahy Talks about Need for Farm Bill

Farm bill conference committee member Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) took to the floor on Tuesday to talk about the need for Congress to pass a five-year farm bill. Leahy, who is a member of the House-Senate conference committee on the bill, says they are making progress toward getting compromise legislation passed.

Report Shows No Gas Price Impact from RINS

A detailed statistical analysis conducted by Informa Economics and released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds that retail gasoline prices were “unaffected by the erratic surge in prices for Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits in 2013.” RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, Informa Senior VP Scott Richman and analyst Crystal Carpenter, and Geoff Cooper, RFA’s Vice President of …

End of Year Ethanol Interview

It’s out with the old and in with the new year and on that occasion Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen takes a look back at 2013 for the ethanol industry and a look ahead to what 2014 may have in store. In this interview, Dinneen discusses 2013 assaults on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA …

BASF Developing New Tools for Farmers

BASF has announced plans to expand its services and initiatives for growers and agricultural professionals worldwide through a significant investment in the development of new IT tools. In addition, BASF announced a partnership with John Deere to jointly develop a suite of integrated precision farming and farm management solutions for improved execution in the field. Nevin McDougall, BASF Senior Vice …

Cow That Stole Christmas 10 Years Later

On December 23, 2003, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the first known case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in the United States. It was in an adult Holstein cow in the state of Washington, which quickly became known as the “cow that stole Christmas.” In this interview, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) chief operating officer Kendal Frazier recalls how …

Ethanol Celebrates Six Years of RFS

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a press conference call today to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which greatly expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to become the RFS2. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen and Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper outline a report comparing today to six years …

USDA Call on Exports and Farm Bill

USDA Under Secretary Michael T. Scuse held a telephone media call today to highlight the need for a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to promote U.S. agricultural exports. Joining him was Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Executive Director Tim Hamilton and Dave Ramirez, Export Sales Director of Ohio-based Trophy Nut.