Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

Ethanol Report on 2019

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No one in the ethanol industry will be sorry to see 2019 in the rear view mirror. To say it has been a rough year would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper says it was one of the worst years – if not the worst – the industry has seen in its relatively short history. …

ZimmCast 630 – NAFB Presidents

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In this week’s program we hear from Rita Frazer, RFD Radio Network, who is just starting her year as President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting – and Lorrie Boyer, KSIR, who is just completing her year. Both farm broadcasters talk about the convention that just took place in KC, MO but also talk about their year as president, …

ZimmCast 629 – Farming Hemp in Florida

The inaugural Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Expo was held this past week in Orlando. Hemp has become a hot topic in agriculture today since so many states have created legislation allowing it to be grown and USDA just released new regulations under the 2018 Farm Bill. Included in this ZimmCast are: Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, Director …

Ethanol Report on Hearing Highlights

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Back to back hearings on topics related to small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard brought ethanol supporters out to explain how EPA’s abuse of the waivers is hurting farmers and producers and how the new proposed rule is insufficient to fix the problem. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we hear from some of those who testified …

ZimmCast 628 – Conversation with Demeter

In this week’s program I have a conversation with Sharlet Teigen, CEO, Demeter Communications. Sharlet talks about the start of the company and the challenges she and the team had to overcome. For her it began with a major move from Chicago to rural Montana. Listen to the ZimmCast here: Subscribe to the ZimmCast by clicking here.

Ethanol Report on RFA Reaction to EPA Proposal

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is critical of the Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes issued by EPA on October 15. “Simply put, this proposal is not what was promised by the administration (on October 4) and fails to answer President Trump’s personal call for a stronger conventional biofuel requirement of more than 15 billion,” says RFA president and CEO …

ZimmCast 627 – Commercial UAV Expo Americas

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In this edition of the ZimmCast podcast, hear from Jeremiah Karpowicz, Executive Editor of Commercial UAV News, talk about this year’s Commercial UAV Expo Americas. This trade show and conference focuses on commercial drone integration and operation in a variety of industries, including agriculture. In the Conference Program, UAV industry experts share key insights into the issues asset owners face …

Ethanol Report on RFS Moving Forward

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It was a year ago this week that President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would allow E15 to be sold year round. This year, it was proposed relief from small refinery exemptions announced last week to restore integrity to the RFS that is giving the ethanol industry renewed energy …

Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters Championship

2019 has been another winning year for the partnership between ethanol and crappie fishing. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is wrapping up a third year as co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters All American Tournament Trail with the national championship in Grenada, MS, concluding September 28. In this Ethanol Report, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about …

ZimmCast 625 – 2019 NAMA Fall Conference Preview

In this week’s program we get a preview of the 2019 National Agri-Marketing Association Fall Conference. Conference committee chair, Brittany Phillips, Brighton Agency, talks us through the program and activities of #NAMAFall19. Registration is available on the NAMA website with the early registration deadline of September 16. The hotel is the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis. Listen to the ZimmCast …

Ethanol Report DC Update

The Ethanol Report

Ethanol continues to be in the national news with President Trump indicating he will be announcing some type of small refinery waiver mitigation for the industry, as demands that the gallons waived be reallocated increase. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper was in Washington DC this week and in this edition of The Ethanol Report he gives …

Ethanol Report on Plans for 2019 Sturgis Rally

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The Renewable Fuels Association is back for the 11th year at the 79th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 2-11 in Sturgis, S.D., once again partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to provide free 10% ethanol for bikers along with the facts about ethanol use in motorcycles. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations …

ZimmCast 622 – Future of InfoAg Conference

This edition of the ZimmCast podcast features interviews with PAQ Interactive and Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) about the future for the InfoAg Conference, which started in 1995. Listen to the ZimmCast here: 2019 InfoAg Conference Photo Album

Ethanol Report on Current Issues

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The Renewable Fuels Association is having a busy summer keeping up with the latest EPA actions impacting ethanol. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report,” RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses preparing for the July 31 public hearing on the proposed 2020 volume obligations, waiting on EPA to make a decision about more Small Refinery Exemptions, and when the …