Ethanol Industry Outlook for 2009

The economic climate is creating all sorts of challenges for every industry, including ethanol. In this “Ethanol Report,” Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about what he expects for the coming year. Full Release

Diverse Group Releases First-of-its-Kind Report Measuring Agriculture Sustainability

SAN ANTONIO [Jan. 12, 2009] – A first-of-its-kind report released today creates a framework for measuring agriculture sustainability. Developed to inform long-term continuous improvements in agriculture production, the initial findings indicate crop production is already making progress toward reducing its environmental footprint. The Environmental Resource Indicators report was released at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting by Field to …

Ethanol Year in Review

2008 was a challenging year full of surprises for the ethanol industry. This report features sound bites from Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen, RFA Chairman Chris Standlee of Abengoa Energy, former Secretary of Agriculture John Block, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, and RFA Communications Director Matt Hartwig on some of the highlights of this year in ethanol.  Full Release

Ethanol Industry Interview on Current Events

Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen talks about President-elect Obama’s cabinet choices, input from the ethanol industry on “green jobs”, and why he believes the industry will meet future goals for cellulosic production under the Renewable Fuels Standard.  Full Release

Five New Cereals Herbicides from Nufarm

Burr Ridge, IL – Nufarm Americas has expanded its crop protection product line with the introduction of five new products that include the active ingredients tribenuron and thifensulfuron. These herbicides offer broad-spectrum weed control in cereals including wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Full Release

Farmers Compete in JackPlot(TM) Game Tournament

December 2, 2008 (Arden Hills, Minn. – AgNewsWire) … Sixteen crop producers from across the country will travel to Las Vegas during the first week of December to participate in the JackPlot™ National Competition and Sweepstakes – a competition focusing on crop production insight and expertise, sponsored by CROPLAN GENETICS® seed and based on the The JackPlot!™ agronomic board game. …

Cellulosic Ethanol Summit

The third annual Cellulosic Ethanol Summit was held this week in Coral Gables Florida. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen was chairman of the summit once again. In this “Ethanol Report” he discusses a number of issues – including the race to commercialize cellulosic ethanol, the new administration, the continuing attacks from the food industry, and the all …

National Poll: Biofuels Most Acceptable Way to Achieve Energy Independence

Omaha, Neb. (November 12, 2008) – Biofuels top the list as the most acceptable avenue to long term energy security in the nation, according to a national consumer survey commissioned by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). EPIC Executive Director Toni Nuernberg said they interviewed over 1,000 consumers nationwide for the survey. “About 73 percent of them responded that …

Ethanol Conversations at World Food Prize

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments about biofuels made at last week’s World Food Prize symposium in Des Moines. Comments are from UK Scientific Advisor Sir Gordon Conway, International Biofuels Commission co-chair Roberto Rodrigues, World Bank president Robert Zoellick, former senators George McGovern and Bob Dole – this year’s World Food Prize recipients, and Secretary of …

Ethanol Industry Active at Political Conventions

Attached is an audio report and sound bites featuring comments from Renewable Fuels Association Communications Director Matt Hartwig and Randy Doyle with Al-Corn Clean Fuels in Claremont, MN discussing how and why the ethanol industry was involved in the Democratic and Republican conventions and the AgNite event at the RNC. Full Release

AFBF Launches Conversations on Animal Care Initiative

WASHINGTON D.C., July 23, 2008 — To address consumer concerns about the care provided to farm animals in the production of meat, milk and eggs, the American Farm Bureau Federation has launched the Conversations on Animal Care initiative. Conversations on Animal Care is a comprehensive effort that supports farmers and ranchers who are eager to engage consumers in a positive dialogue …

Survey Shows Consumers Back Farmers and Biodiesel

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (July 29, 2008) – A recent nationwide survey conducted by the United Soybean Board (USB) and soybean checkoff revealed that U.S. consumers strongly back U.S. soybean farmers and biodiesel. The “National Agriculture Image Survey” indicated 82 percent of consumers agree foreign oil-producing countries and the high cost of fuel impacting farming and processing, packaging, storing and shipping …

WLIC Introduces the Livestock Vantage Initiative

VERONA, Wis. —The Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) introduces the Livestock Vantage, a nationwide initiative to help create understanding, awareness and motivation for a unified livestock identification and traceability effort. The Livestock Vantage draws attention to the need for and value of a comprehensive system which can easily be utilized by livestock producers – regardless of size or species. Developed …

Exclusive Alliance Report from Leading Animal Rights Meeting Now Online

ARLINGTON, VA – The pictures, videos and stories of abuse kept emotions high at the fourth annual Taking Action for Animals Conference, organized by the vegan-driven Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). California Proposition 2, which would devastate egg farming in California was high on the list of legislative and legal maneuvers intended to attack animal agriculture. Other items …