RFA Reaction to EPA Approval of E15 for 2001 and Newer Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced E15 blends (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) to be safe for use in all cars and pickups built in 2001 and later.  This decisions builds upon an October 2010 EPA decision that limited E15 use to just 2007 and newer vehicles.  With 2001 and newer cars and pickups included, EPA has approved the use of …

AgriSolutions Offers “Producer Education Sessions” to Achieve 2011 Financial Goals

(BRIGHTON, IL – January 12, 2011) If 2011 plans for your farm operation include financial goals, step one may be to equip yourself with tools to enhance your financial management. Many agricultural producers are finding it pays to “hit the books.” Through techniques learned in ag-specific producer education sessions, farmers are finding practical answers to farm-related financial questions. Full Release

NAMA/NAFB Coordinate Fall 2011 Conference Schedules

Kansas City, Mo—January 5, 2011—The National Agri-Marketing Association announced that its annual high level event, Trends in Agriculture, will be held in Kansas City immediately prior to the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Annual Conference. In addition, the two organizations will collaborate on a producer-focused session that will close the NAMA event and open the NAFB conference. Full Release

Ethanol Report on 2011

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen gets out his crystal ball and talks about the year ahead for the ethanol industry. Full Release

Ethanol Report on 2010

In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the year that 2010 was for the ethanol industry  – including record production, hitting the blend wall, limited approval of higher blends, and an extension of the blenders tax credit. Full Release

ZimmPoll Shows Consumer Perception of Ag Needs Help

It looks like agriculture has a ways to go to change public perceptions according to our latest ZimmPoll. In answer to the question, “Do you think the general consumer perception of agriculture changed in 2010?” 43% say “No it didn’t really change,” while 30% say “Yes, it got worse,” and 27% said “Yes, it improved.” Where do you fall in …

ZimmPoll Launched

Starting today we’re launching a new feature on all the ZimmComm New Media news websites. This is a weekly quick-vote style poll which we’re affectionately calling the ZimmPoll. The ZimmPoll is designed to gauge opinions on a range of topics, including agriculture and agribusiness, emerging technologies and consumer trends. Look for a new poll each week in the sidebar on …

Deadline Extended for Golden ARC Award Entries

The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) has extended the entry deadline for the 2011 Golden ARC awards. Entries in the 2011 Golden ARC awards now are due to contest headquarters on or before Dec. 14, 2010 at 5 p.m. “The original deadline for entries was so close to Thanksgiving, we had feedback from several companies regarding challenges they encountered due to …

Farmers launch #foodthanks social media campaign this Thanksgiving


November 22, 2010 – With harvest in the rear-view mirror, forward-looking farmers and others in agriculture have been busy cultivating a new social media campaign to help Americans publicly express their gratitude for their food this holiday season. Launched in time for Thanksgiving, foodthanks.com provides simple steps that people can take to show their #foodthanks. Full Release

AgriSolutions, Inc., to Release AgManager® Software Upgrade

(BRIGHTON, IL – AgNewsWire – November 16, 2010) AgriSolutions® the developer of AgManager® accounting software is announcing an exciting new release which includes many feature updates and a new, easy-to-use interface. These improvements further enhance the ability of agricultural producers to manage the demands of their modern farm businesses. The agricultural accounting experts at AgriSolutions Inc., of Brighton, Ill., will …

RFA Elects New Leadership for 2011 and Looks To Future

This edition of “The Ethanol Report contains interviews with newly elected Renewable Fuels Association Chairman, Chuck Woodside and CEO Bob Dinneen, who look at the organization’s goals for the coming year. Full Release

RFA and USGC Promote DDGS Exports

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen and U.S. Grains Council CEO and president Tom Dorr about promoting exports of the ethanol co-product  distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Full Release

Successful Farming Redefines Agriculture.com

Des Moines, Iowa; August 5, 2010 — The site to which farmers turn to first for discussion, market information, agriculture news, farm weather and tools to improve their farming operation just got better. Successful Farming has re-engineered Agriculture.com to take full advantage of the latest interactive tools on the Web. Full Release

Ethanol Report on the Climate in Washington

It’s August in the nation’s capitol and the climate is hazy, hot and humid with a chance of afternoon thundershowers, which Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says kind of describes what is happening on Capitol Hill these days as well – especially the hazy and stormy part. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” Dinneen discusses the …