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

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 …

Driving Ethanol Performance Value

Growth Energy is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol since it was created in 2008. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the second in a series of three focusing on a decade of accomplishments for the organization. This episode reflects on how Growth Energy has proven ethanol’s performance value through the high profile American Ethanol partnership with …

Ethanol Report from 2018 NAFB Convention

The new president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) met with farm broadcasters from around the country recently at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. While Geoff Cooper has been with RFA since 2008, it was the first time he had the opportunity to talk with the ag media as CEO. Among the topics he …

Driving Ethanol Series on 10 Years of Growth Energy

Growth Energy was created in November 2008 and so is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol this month. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the first in a series of three focusing on a decade of accomplishments for the organization. This podcast includes historical comments from the early years with industry leaders, including Greg Krissek, who was …

ZimmCast with NAFB Leadership

This week’s program is dedicated to discussions with the leadership of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. NAFB just held its 75th annual convention in Kansas City. This edition of the ZimmCast includes interviews with: Immediate past-president of NAFB, Tom Cassidy, Ag Radio Network Tom Brand, NAFB Executive Director NAFB President-Elect Rita Frazier, RFD Radio Network New NAFB President, Lorrie …

ZimmCast 602 – A Farm Broadcasting Icon and More

In this episode of the ZimmCast, we share a conversation with farm broadcasting legend Everett Griner who just announced his retirement from Southeast AgNet after 70 years in the broadcast business. Next in the program is an interview with Kelly Davis, Renewable Fuels Association, about their co-partnership of the Export Exchange conference that brings together international grain buyers with U.S. …

ZimmCast 601 – FMC in the Field

FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station earlier this month, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide, which is expected to be approved by the end of this year for the 2019 season. You can …

Ethanol Report on the New RFA

The Renewable Fuels Association entered a new chapter at the annual October membership meeting in Kansas City, as Geoff Cooper officially became RFA’s new President and CEO and Bob Dinneen began his new role as Senior Strategic Advisor, according to the succession plan announced in July. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from both about their new …

2018 NAMA Fall Conference

The 2018 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference was held September 18-20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme was Grow North – Bringing Fresh Ideas To Market – and attendance was nearly 200. 2018 NAMA Fall Conference Photo Album Podcast with NAMA Fall interviews – Melanie Rice, Brownfield Ag News, Chair of the NAMA Fall Conference committee; Jerry Gennaria, Brighton Agency, recipient …

Ethanol Report on Helping Refiners and Hurting Ethanol

An updated analysis from the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) shows the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the next six years if EPA continues its current practice of refinery exemptions. Meanwhile, President Trump and even the Secretary of Agriculture are still saying they need …

A ZimmCast on GROWMARK

This week the ZimmCast, sponsored by GROWMARK, will feature interviews from the GROWMARK Annual Meeting. Carrie Muehling interviewed GROWMARK CEO Jim Spradlin about the company’s new strategy, based on the acronym ‘GROW’ which is not just focused on getting bigger. It’s focused on getting better. She also interviewed Illinois farmer Rick Nelson who has served on the GROWMARK board for 28 years …