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

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. …