Nebraska E30 Demonstration Study Released

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Ethanol Board released the details of a new study on higher ethanol blends on Monday. The E30 Demonstration was conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Engineering Department. The yearlong demonstration involved 50 non-flex fuel vehicles (non-FFVs) from the State of Nebraska to determine adaptability, economic feasibility, and environmental impact of using E30. Twenty-six …

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Speaks at 2021 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

The 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition ended today with a closing general session featuring U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Moderating was Gale Cunningham, WYXY and current president of NAFB. Following the Secretary’s remarks Gale poses several questions. There is a significant amount of on-demand content in the Special Edition platform. Registrants, including the media, will be able to access …

Ethanol Report 3-4-21

This edition of the Ethanol Report explores ethanol’s role as a “net-zero hero” with highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC). The report includes remarks from David MacIntosh, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.; Stefan Unnasch with Life Cycle Associates; and Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, who all spoke at the 2021 NEC. In addition, we …

ZimmCast 666 – The Off-Farm Income Podcast and More

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week Commodity Classic is having a Special Edition. Which means virtual since it is not an in-person event this year. For many of you and including myself, it was the last farm show or event we’ve attended since the pandemic shutdown a year ago. But, like so many virtual events we’ve been participating …

Syngenta Holds Press Conference at 2021 Commodity Classic

Syngenta Press Conference

During the first day of the 2021 Commodity Classic Special Edition Syngenta held a press conference that featured the following speakers and was moderated by Paul Minehart, Head, Corporate Communications, North America at Syngenta. Syngenta announced the new Field Forged Series™ from NK® Seeds, coming this fall, which will include 10 new NK corn hybrids, four new Enogen® corn hybrids …

Ag Secretary Vilsack Addresses NFU

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack started his first full week of work Monday addressing the National Farmers Union’s virtual convention, the first of many appearances he will likely be making to agricultural organizations. As secretary under the Obama Administration for eight years, Vilsack made an effort to attend as many agriculture and biofuel related events as possible each year. NFU …

Secretary Vilsack Back at the USDA

Former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack became current secretary under the Biden Administration this week, returning to the job he held for eight years under President Obama. Secretary Vilsack was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, sworn in virtually by Vice President Harris on Wednesday, and held his first press call with reporters Thursday morning. Listen to that call here: …

2021 Digital National Ethanol Conference

The Renewable Fuels Association 26th annual National Ethanol Conference, February 16-18, features a fully digital, interactive format for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 National Ethanol Conference information This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Images 2021 Digital National Ethanol Conference image …

Ethanol Report 2-19-21

This edition of the Ethanol Report features highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC). First, we hear some of Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper’s annual State of the Industry address focusing on ethanol as essential energy. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) discusses her Next Generation Fuels Act, and former House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson comments …

2021 Top Producer Summit

Top Producer Summit

This year’s Top Producer Summit is “Breaking New Ground” both online and in person. This annual event features topics important to the nation’s most productive and growth-oriented producers as well as sessions and speakers. This virtual newsroom will contain photos and interviews over the course of the events. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free …

ZimmCast 665 – All About AgWiki

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In this edition of the ZimmCast we’re going to learn about AgWiki from CEO, Randy Krotz. AgWiki is a community of farmers, researchers, nutritionists, and consultants seeking to discover solutions to sustainability and world hunger…socially. Randy will talk about the startup venture and what the mission is, as well as how you can get involved and even help with the …

Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 10

Field Notes From Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the …

Crop Insurers Hear from Senate Ag Committee Leaders

Organizations representing crop insurance companies held a virtual joint 2021 Crop Insurance Convention on February 9 where they heard from the leadership of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR). American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) executive director Scott Graves welcomed Sen. Boozman, while Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB) executive vice president …

2021 Virtual CIRB Annual Meeting

2021 CIRB Annual Meeting

The virtual 57th annual Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau Annual meeting, hosted on Zoom, is being held February 4, 2021. Meeting agenda This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Images 2021 CIRB Annual Meeting Photo Album Audio Presentations and Interviews Wrap up interview with Michael Torrey, …

Senators Question EPA Nominee on RFS and WOTUS

The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and the Renewable Fuel Standard were two topics Environmental Protection Agency nominee Michael Regan addressed during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) called WOTUS the “one that everyone ought to be concerned about because that’s the number one issue.” Regan, who …