Ethanol Report 4-30-20

Ethanol producers are literally in the battle of their lives for the survival of the industry, as losses continue to mount from restrictions on travel put in place due to COVID-19. The latest production data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending April 24, ethanol production dropped another 4.6%, or 26,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 537,000 …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomics – Episode 3

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Retailer Perspectives on …

Ethanol Report 4-16-20

The social-distancing and stay-at-home restrictions associated with COVID-19 continue to take a devastating toll on U.S. ethanol producers with about half of the industry’s capacity now idled. But the good news is how those ethanol producers, their farmer-owners and employees, have turned around and put those idled plants to good use by helping those on the front lines fighting the …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 2

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services, where we break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Spring Weather Impact …

ZimmCast 640 – Cainthus Conversation and New Podcast from Koch Agronomics

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In this week’s program I’m sharing a conversation with Aidan Connolly, CEO, Cainthus, located in Ireland. We discuss the work Cainthus does and Aidan provides an Irish perspective on the current COVID-19 problem. We also talk about the value of podcasts, especially in light of the difficulty for travel right now. I’m also sharing the first episode of a new …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Welcome to the first episode. Understanding Nitrogen In …

Ethanol Report 3-23-20

Coronavirus is making its presence felt in the ethanol industry. Many ethanol plants are on the verge of closing as margins have become non-existent with lower gas prices and declining demand for transportation fuel nationwide. In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear from Renewable Fuels Association Chief Economist Scott Richman about the price and demand picture, three ethanol …

ZimmCast 639 – Conversation with BigIron Realty

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This episode of the ZimmCast features Mark Stock, co-founder of BigIron Realty. He’s a farmer, auctioneer and investor and has a keen awareness of the farmer’s perspective. Mark discusses the best strategies for buying, selling or using farmland to raise capital and what buyers need to know when purchasing farmland and property tax rules to explore and other ways farmers …

Ethanol Report 3-16-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features an update on the 10th Circuit Court case and the Trump Administration considering an appeal, as well as how the Coronavirus is putting that on the back burner, and industrial ethanol is in demand to make hand sanitizer. The podcast features comments from from Badger State Ethanol CEO Erik Huschitt, National Corn Growers …

ZimmCast 637 – Ethanol Conference & Hauk Designs

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Ethanol is the topic for this edition of the ZimmCast from the 25th National Ethanol Conference. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen talks about 25 years of ethanol advancement and being able to hear from former president George W. Bush who signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). We also …

Ethanol Report 2-14-20

This episode of The Ethanol Report features some of the highlights of the 25th National Ethanol Conference this week in Houston, Texas. You will hear from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper on the industry victories of the past two months, including the 10th Circuit Court decision, which EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler admits has the potential to …

ZimmCast 636 – Social Influencing and Greeley Hat Works

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This episode of the ZimmCast talks about being industry influencer on social media and learns about custom fitting and detailing cowboy hats. Trent Johnson, owner of Greeley Hat Works was an exhibitor at the NCBA Trade Show and learned a lot about hats. In this photo he’s doing a custom fitting for a customer in his booth. In the interview …

Ethanol Report 1-31-20

In this episode of The Ethanol Report, we hear about a new court ruling that could be a game changer for Small Refinery Exemptions, get a preview of the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference, learn about LCFS for the Midwest, and kick off the 4th year of ethanol sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail. The report includes interviews with …

ZimmCast 635 – Biodiesel Blogging & Virtual Newsrooms

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In this week’s program you’ll hear from the National Biodiesel Conference and some of the content we produced for the Biodiesel Conference Blog – our 15th year as the biodiesel bloggers! Among those featured are National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen; NBB Chairman Chad Stone, REG; American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay; Illinois soybean farmer Rob Shaffer; and Tom Slunecka, …

ZimmCast 634 – Questions About Growing Hemp

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This week’s program includes several interviews from the inaugural Heart of American Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, MO. The event was organized by the Missouri Hemp Association. Farmers have a lot of questions about hemp and in the interviews you will hear from presenters and farmers who have some answers. You can find a lot more in our virtual ag …