The Ethanol Report – Presidential Visit to Ethanol Plant

The Ethanol Report

The Renewable Fuels Association was thrilled to host President Donald J. Trump as he visited the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 11 to celebrate year round sales of E15 (15% ethanol). This Ethanol Report podcast includes some of the president’s remarks at the plant and interviews with RFA CEO Geoff Cooper, SIRE …

New Ag International Brings Two Events to Brazil in August 2019

New Ag International is looking forward to taking two conferences to Brazil in August 2019. InfoAg International Conference & Exhibition, a three-day event jointly organised with the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), will run in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil from 28-30 August 2019. This is the ideal event to learn how digital revolution is changing agriculture in South America. …

Behind the Scenes with President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) CEO Geoff Cooper and Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy CEO Mike Jerke shared their thoughts about President Donald Trump’s behind the scenes tour of the ethanol plant Tuesday. Jerke and Cooper met the president as he arrived at the plant and escorted him in to meet some local farmers and plant employees and learn more about ethanol. …

WASDE Lowers Corn Forecast

Flooded Corn

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for June sharply lowered the forecast for U.S. corn production this year. Corn production for 2019/20 is forecast to decline 1.4 billion bushels to 13.7 billion, which if realized would be the lowest since 2015/16.Unprecedented planting delays observed through early June are expected to prevent some plantings and reduce yield prospects. USDA …

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President Trump Visits SIRE Ethanol Plant

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump will visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) on Tuesday, June 11. We will be posting photos, audio and more as content opportunities become available. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant Photo Album Audio/Interviews Pre-event …

Secretary Perdue Discusses Disaster Aid in Florida

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Florida and Georgia to participate in roundtable discussions on USMCA and disaster aid signed by President Trump yesterday. At his first stop in Tallahassee, Perdue participated in a short press conference with Governor Ron DeSantis after the roundtable. Listen here:

ZimmCast 618 – Do Business Better

ZimmCast 619

This week we’re going to learn all about a new book from Damian Mason titled “Do Business Better – Traits, Habits and Actions to Help You Succeed.” Here’s an excerpt from the book description. After speaking to companies such as Merck, Land O’Lakes, and Cargill, and 2,000 audiences across the world, Damian Mason, successful businessman, agriculturalist, podcaster, and writer, wants …

Next Steps After E15 Final Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed regulatory barriers allowing access to E15 fuel year-round. Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association and other industry stakeholders shared information about the future of E15 and what this ruling means for retailers and consumers. Panelists included: Geoff Cooper, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association; Neil Koehler, RFA Board Chairman and CEO of Pacific …

Legendary Seedsman Don Funk Relaunches NC+

Industry veteran building seed organization of the future Don Funk, founder of Channel Bio Corp, is leading a team to relaunch the NC+ brand to serve western corn, soybean and sorghum growers. NC+ was started in 1958 as a production and marketing organization for farmers to work together as a group rather than individuals to merchandise and grow seed. The …

E15 Retailer Pleased with EPA Rule

A fuel retailer who has been on the front lines of getting approval for E15 to be sold year round is one of over 1000 station owners around the country who did not have to re-label pumps over the weekend this year. Charlie Good, owner of Good & Quick store in Nevada, Iowa is hopeful the new rule announced by …

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EPA Final Rule Details

EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum provided details to reporters Friday morning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule related to retail sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel and renewable identification number (RIN) transparency. EPA finalized regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver …

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 …

Ethanol Industry Applauds Final Rule Allowing Year-Round E15

Ethanol industry stakeholders are thrilled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. “E15 already has a proven track record for saving drivers money at the pump and reducing emissions, and today’s action will ensure that more Americans are able to enjoy those benefits. Year-round E15 will also provide …

President Trump Welcomes Farmers to White House

President Donald Trump welcomed representatives from a number of agricultural organizations to the White House Thursday to talk about the $16 billion in trade assistance announced by the administration. “I have directed Secretary Perdue to provide $16 billion in assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers. It all comes from China. We’ll be taking in, over a period of time, hundreds …