Ethanol Report on Plans for 2019 Sturgis Rally

The Ethanol Report

The Renewable Fuels Association is back for the 11th year at the 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 2-11 in Sturgis, S.D., once again partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to provide free 10% ethanol for bikers along with the facts about ethanol use in motorcycles. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations …

ZimmCast 622 – Future of InfoAg Conference

This edition of the ZimmCast podcast features interviews with PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) about the future for the InfoAg Conference, which started in 1995. Listen to the ZimmCast here: 2019 InfoAg Conference Photo Album

Ethanol Report on Current Issues

The Ethanol Report

The Renewable Fuels Association is having a busy summer keeping up with the latest EPA actions impacting ethanol. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses preparing for the July 31 public hearing on the proposed 2020 volume obligations, waiting on EPA to make a decision about more Small Refinery Exemptions, and when the …

ZimmCast 621 – Ag Media Summit/IFAJ Congress Preview

ZimmCast 619

This podcast features a preview of the upcoming 2019 Ag Media Summit and International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Minneapolis/Bloomington, Minnesota. This year’s dates are July 26-31 for the Congress with AMS overlapping on July 27-31. The last time the two programs were held together was in 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. The annual Ag Media Summit includes AAEA …

ZimmCast 620 – Timber Creek Distillery

This podcast comes from a visit to Timber Creek Distillery near Crestview, FL. The owners are Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes, two exceptional entrepreneurs, who are building a new distillery on some beautiful property. The new distillery building, which is near completion, is a massive 13,000 square feet with 40 foot high ceilings and includes outdoor seating areas. They have …

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 …

ZimmCast 617 – Farmer Veteran Coalition

ZimmCast 619

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

The Ethanol Report

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

ZimmCast 619

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 …