Minnesota Farmer Takes Over as NCGA President

Harold Wolle, a corn farmer from Madelia, Minn., took over as president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)this week. During a press conference Tuesday, Wolle talked about his goals over the next year, saying reauthorizing a farm bill that reflects the priorities of corn growers will be a pressing concern. He also noted that he plans to push for …

Meet New NCGA President Tom Haag

Minnesota farmer Tom Haag is the new president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), starting his term October 1. Haag farms corn and soybeans in Eden Valley with his son Nathan and has been farming for over 40 years. Haag has served on the NCGA board since 2016. In a news conference Tuesday, Haag touched on multiple topics important …

Ethanol Report on The Set

When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the law requires EPA to set RFS volumes for 2023 and beyond, in …

Setting Renewable Fuel Blending Volumes for 2023 and Beyond

Fuels America held a webinar with industry stakeholders about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” the EPA …

Archer Malmo Ag Team Places Second in Tennessee State Corn Yield Contest

Ag team credits ideal planting conditions, outstanding crop nutrition and excellent pollination for growing 333 bushel per acre of corn on a 3.3-acre plot area MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Dec. 17, 2021) – The ag team at Archer Malmo, in partnership with the research team at Agricenter International, achieved their Project 300 corn yield goal by growing 333 bushel per acre of …

New NCGA President Meets the Media

Chris Edgington of St. Ansgar, Iowa, became president of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association as of October 1. Edgington raises corn and soybeans along with his dad, brother and son. Chris and his wife, Vanessa, have two children, Alex and Elizabeth. In addition to his row crop operation, he gains insight into livestock through a small …

Biofuels Coalition Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision

Biofuels Coalition

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reversed an important aspect of the Tenth Circuit’s 2020 determination regarding small refinery exemption extensions granted by the previous administration. The four members of the coalition involved in the court case—the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union—held a conference call for news media to discuss …

2021 CUTC Special Session

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CUTC Special Session: Finding Funding at All Commercial and Pre-commercial Stages for New Uses of Corn. The National Corn Growers Association hosted a special session of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference focusing on funding at all stages, from laboratory to commercial facility expansion.  This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital …

New NCGA President Starts New Year

It’s a new year for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) with new president John Linder of Edison, Ohio who took over the post on October 1. Linder, along with his brother, Mike, and wife, Cheryl, run a fifth-generation farm raising corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat and soybeans for seed in central Ohio. In addition to traditional row crop …

Ethanol Coalition Urges EPA to Fully Restore RFS

The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision or even communicate the intention to do so after eight months. The four associations representing farmers and ethanol producers – the Renewable Fuels Association, American …

AgTalks Kicks Off Town Hall Series

Iowa and national ag commodity leaders kicked off the first in a series of AgTalks virtual town hall meetings to discuss the future of agriculture, with a focus on trade and supply chains. Future meetings will be held over the next few weeks in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The AgTalks initiative is sponsored by Farmers for Free Trade, the …

Biofuels Caucus Discusses Ethanol Industry Challenges

Members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus held a virtual town hall Wednesday to discuss the challenges currently facing the ethanol industry and what can be done to help. Participating in the meeting were caucus members including Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) as well as ethanol and agricultural group leaders. House Agriculture …

COVID Cuts Revenue Prospects for Corn Crop

A new analysis from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is projecting a drastic drop in 2020 revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with impacts persisting into 2021. NCGA President Kevin Ross says the latest analysis projects a $59 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop and an $89 per acre average revenue decline for …

President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant – One Year Later

One year ago on June 11, 2019, President Donald Trump made a victorious visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate regulatory changes that would finally allow year-round retail sales of 15% ethanol (E15). At the event, the President also heard from farmers and ethanol industry leaders about the devastating impact of RFS …

Administration Will Not Appeal Tenth Circuit SRE Ruling

Biofuels stakeholders are celebrating some good news today with word that the Trump administration had made the decision not to request a rehearing of the recent unanimous ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that the EPA had “vastly exceeded its authority in granting exemptions from 2016 and 2017 RFS requirements to three refineries.” The challenge …