ZimmCast 617 – Farmer Veteran Coalition

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The mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is mobilizing veterans to feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities. We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe …

Ethanol Report on Year Round E15

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The Renewable Fuels Association is celebrating the start of summer and a new era for higher blends of ethanol with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule granting a Reid Vapor Pressure waiver for 15 percent ethanol (E15) to allow retail sales of the fuel in the summer. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, (RFA) president and CEO Geoff …

ZimmCast 615 – Interviews From #Water4Food

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This episode of the ZimmCast features interviews from the recent Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) 2019 Water for Food Global Conference. The “Water for a Hungry World” conference was held April 29-30 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. Interviewees include: Overview interview of the conference with Peter McCornick, Executive Director, Water for Food Institute Interview with Mark …

Ethanol Report on Higher Gas Prices

The summer driving season is getting closer and gas prices are just expected to get higher, but don’t blame ethanol. A recent analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association found that gas prices have been getting higher mainly because of a surge in crude oil prices since the start of the year, combined with normal seasonal gasoline pricing, as well as …

RFA Submits Comments on E15/RIN Reform Proposal

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments on the April 29 deadline for EPA’s proposal allowing 15 percent ethanol blends (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months. The ethanol trade organization strongly supports the proposed regulatory fix that would allow year-round sales of E15 in conventional …

Ethanol Report on EPA Proposals and Deadlines

The EPA proposal to allow year-round sales of E15, as well as reform the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS), was just announced March 12 – but the accelerated timeline for the rule means the comment period will be over on Monday April 29. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen talks …

ZimmCast 614 – Golden ZimmComm Mic Interviews

This edition of the ZimmCast includes interviews from the 2019 National Agri-Marketing Conference. The episode begins with Sheri Seger, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, outgoing NAMA President and Scott McClure, Brighton, incoming NAMA President. Additional interviewees include: Richard Bettison, Beck Ag Peggy Findlay, Commodity Classic Kevin Lind, Cornstalk LLC Marilyn Cummins, Cummins Consulting Craig Dick, Cropstream Sam Romain, Dominate with SEO Gardner …

Ethanol Report from Washington DC

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to be a major source of frustration for the ethanol industry, as the agency gives with one hand and takes away with the other as it keeps granting waivers for refineries from their obligations to blend ethanol while it works toward allowing year round sales of E15. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper …

Ethanol Report on Fueling Knowledge

Spring is here at last and after a rough winter in most of the country there are lots of people ready to hit the road and enjoy some warmer weather activities, like motorcycle riding and fishing, for example. In this episode of the Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about some of the …

Ethanol Report from Commodity Classic

Whether or not EPA can get to the finish line with a rule allowing year round sales of E15 before June 1 was a major topic of discussion last week, from hearings on Capitol Hill to the stage of the Commodity Classic in Orlando. First, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the House Agriculture Committee that the rule would not be …

Ethanol Report with #RFANEC Highlights

Orlando was the site of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 24th annual National Ethanol Conference February 11-13, 2019. As always, the event was loaded with headline speakers and information on the latest industry issues. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we have some of the highlights from #RFANEC, including comments from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, former Sen. …

ZimmCast 607 – Developing with Deere

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In this week’s program I share some more analytics from ZimmComm media content. This time it’s photos and videos – Flickr and YouTube. Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine, only topped by Google? We also have some interviews to share from last week’s Develop with Deere Conference, starting with Kayla Reynolds, Digital Business Development Manager, John Deere …

Ethanol Report from Biodiesel Conference

At the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper was part of a panel discussion on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and how ethanol and biodiesel can continue to work together to keep the program strong. In this Ethanol Report, Cooper talks about how the two industries are coordinating with …

Ethanol Report for 2018

2018 has been a busy and interesting year for the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper reviews the top stories of the year in ethanol, including the new leadership at RFA, President Trump’s interest in the industry and E15, small refinery waivers, record exports …

ZimmCast 604 – ARA Conference & Expo

This ZimmCast comes from the recent Agricultural Retailers Association annual conference and expo in Boca Raton, FL. It features interviews with ARA’s Director of Communications and Marketing Melisa Augusto and FMC’s North America Marketing Director. Melisa talks about her job and how she will be supporting the efforts of ARA’s new strategic planning initiative. She also offers some advice for …