Biofuels Advocates Testify at EPA Hearing

The Environmental Protection Agency held a hearing Friday on proposed regulatory changes related to retail sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) and the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Biofuels advocates, organization representatives and company officials testified at the hearing about the proposal and other related topics. Below are links to audio files from …

New Ag International Brings Precision Agriculture and Biocontrol 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 26-28 August 2019. This is the ideal event to learn how digital revolution is changing agriculture in South America. …

USDA and Nebraska Officials Discuss Flood Damage

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach is in Nebraska this week surveying weather-related damage and talking with affected farmers and ranchers. He participated in a Facebook Live roundtable with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other state officials on Monday. Audio with opening remarks from Ibach, Gov. Ricketts, and state Director of Agriculture Steve Wellman: The …

Dr. Adrian Percy Joins Finistere Ventures

Dr. Adrian Percy, former head of R&D for the Crop Science Division of Bayer, recently joined Finistere Ventures as Chief Technology Officer. Percy will provide strategic, technical and regulatory guidance for current portfolio companies. He will also support Finistere’s continued investment efforts, working with the team to identify and evaluate potential opportunities. Percy is pictured with Arama Kukutai, co-founder and …

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 …

2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit

The 2019 Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit was held March 18 at the National Press Club with the theme: Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040. The Summit is an educational event organized by Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading media company for farm and food policy information. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available …

ZimmCast 611 – National Ag Day

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This week’s program focuses on National Ag Day activities in our nation’s Capitol. In the program you’ll hear from Senator Pat Roberts who made remarks during the Celebration of American Agriculture reception. I also interviewed Isabella Chism, American Farm Bureau Federation, who is the Chair for National Ag Day. Next up is USDA Deputy Secretary, Steve Censky, who spoke prior …

RFA Addresses Current Ethanol Issues

The Renewable Fuels Association held a media conference call today to discuss a number of current issues facing the ethanol industry, including EPA’s just released E15 RVP/RIN reform proposal, pending petitions for more small refiner exemptions, and final 2018 data confirming ethanol demand destruction, as well as a new analysis showing a year-over-year decrease in domestic ethanol usage for the …

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2019 National Ag Day

President Donald J. Trump proclaimed March 14, 2019 as National Ag Day, the third year that the administration has publicly recognized National Ag Day as a salute to the contributions of America’s farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. Sen. Pat Roberts, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky and California Representative Doug LaMalfa joined members of the agricultural community in Washington DC to …

EPA Proposes E15 Waiver and RIN Market Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed regulatory changes Tuesday that would allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to receive a Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months, the same as E10. In the same rule, EPA is also proposing changes to the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard …

Presidion Ag Announces the Official Granting of Patent

Presidion Ag. announces the official granting of U.S. Patent No. 10,221,108 on March 5th, 2019 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This patent contains multiple claims of a composition comprised of Urea, NBPT and Dimethyl Sulfoxide. Presidion Ag. is the Exclusive licensee in the United States of this patented technology. In addition to Presidion Ag. having the exclusive …

ZimmCast on the Bayer AgVocacy Forum

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This week’s program includes where in the world the ZimmComm Team has been as well as interviews from one of those places. We’ve been to Destin, FL for BASF Legacy Club events, then on to Orlando for the Commodity Classic and associated activities. At the same time, Cindy was in Memphis with FMC for the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. …

2019 Pork Industry Forum

The annual National Pork Industry Forum, a gathering producer delegates of the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council, was held March 4 – 8, 2019 in Orlando, FL. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos 2019 Pork Industry Forum Photo Album Audio …

Dr. John Thomson to Lead U.S. Sales for Creamino

Veteran nutritionist Dr. John Thomson has joined AlzChem Animal Health as the U.S. Sales Manager for Feed Additives. During his career, Thomson has managed research programs with a number of different feed and nutrition companies, provided technical support and training to customers and staff, and worked with customers to implement improvements. Recently, he was responsible for the management of research …

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 …