Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Welcome to the first episode. Understanding Nitrogen In …

Ethanol Report 3-23-20

Coronavirus is making its presence felt in the ethanol industry. Many ethanol plants are on the verge of closing as margins have become non-existent with lower gas prices and declining demand for transportation fuel nationwide. In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association Chief Economist Scott Richman about the price and demand picture, three ethanol …

ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

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This episode of the ZimmCast features Mark Stock, co-founder of BigIron Realty. He’s a farmer, auctioneer and investor and has a keen awareness of the farmer’s perspective. Mark discusses the best strategies for buying, selling or using farmland to raise capital and what buyers need to know when purchasing farmland and property tax rules to explore and other ways farmers …

Ethanol Report 3-16-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features an update on the 10th Circuit Court case and the Trump Administration considering an appeal, as well as how the Coronavirus is putting that on the back burner, and industrial ethanol is in demand to make hand sanitizer. The podcast features comments from from Badger State Ethanol CEO Erik Huschitt, National Corn Growers …

ZimmCast 637 – Ethanol Conference & Hauk Designs

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Ethanol is the topic for this edition of the ZimmCast from the 25th National Ethanol Conference. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen talks about 25 years of ethanol advancement and being able to hear from former president George W. Bush who signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We also …

Ethanol Report 2-14-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features some of the highlights of the 25th National Ethanol Conference this week in Houston, Texas. You will hear from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper on the industry victories of the past two months, including the 10th Circuit Court decision, which EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler admits has the potential to …

ZimmCast 636 – Social Influencing and Greeley Hat Works

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This episode of the ZimmCast talks about being industry influencer on social media and learns about custom fitting and detailing cowboy hats. Trent Johnson, owner of Greeley Hat Works was an exhibitor at the NCBA Trade Show and learned a lot about hats. In this photo he’s doing a custom fitting for a customer in his booth. In the interview …

Ethanol Report 1-31-20

In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear about a new court ruling that could be a game changer for Small Refinery Exemptions, get a preview of the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, learn about LCFS for the Midwest, and kick off the 4th year of ethanol sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail. The report includes interviews with …

ZimmCast 635 – Biodiesel Blogging & Virtual Newsrooms

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In this week’s program you’ll hear from the National Biodiesel Conference and some of the content we produced for the Biodiesel Conference Blog – our 15th year as the biodiesel bloggers! Among those featured are National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen; NBB Chairman Chad Stone, REG; American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay; Illinois soybean farmer Rob Shaffer; and Tom Slunecka, …

ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

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This week’s program includes several interviews from the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can find a lot more in our virtual ag …

Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

Ethanol Report on 2019

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No one in the ethanol industry will be sorry to see 2019 in the rear view mirror. To say it has been a rough year would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it was one of the worst years – if not the worst – the industry has seen in its relatively short history. …

ZimmCast 630 – NAFB Presidents

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In this week’s program we hear from Rita Frazer, RFD Radio Network, who is just starting her year as President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting – and Lorrie Boyer, KSIR, who is just completing her year. Both farm broadcasters talk about the convention that just took place in KC, MO but also talk about their year as president, …

ZimmCast 629 – Farming Hemp in Florida

The inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Expo was held this past week in Orlando. Hemp has become a hot topic in agriculture today since so many states have created legislation allowing it to be grown and USDA just released new regulations under the 2018 Farm Bill. Included in this ZimmCast are: Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Director …

Ethanol Report on Hearing Highlights

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Back to back hearings on topics related to small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard brought ethanol supporters out to explain how EPA’s abuse of the waivers is hurting farmers and producers and how the new proposed rule is insufficient to fix the problem. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we hear from some of those who testified …