34th Annual American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

The American Coalition for Ethanol’s (ACE) 34th annual conference is August 18-20, at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s “Accelerate” conference theme and programming focus on the latest growth strategies and market opportunities shaping the future of the ethanol industry. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

ZimmCast 676 – Ethanol and Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Last week I attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, working primarily in the Buffalo Chip Campground with the Renewable Fuels Association. This is the 8th time I’ve had this opportunity to work with a group of great people, creating content during the various sponsorship activities. It is both an educational as well as promotional effort, …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Dinneen

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Dinneen. One of the leading authorities on the history of the U.S. ethanol industry didn’t get his start working for the energy or agriculture sectors. …

Ethanol Rides Into Sturgis Again

The Renewable Fuels Association is back at the Buffalo Chip Campground this week to host the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally festivities. RFA will once again host “Free Fuel Happy Hours” to help educate motorcycle enthusiasts about the benefits of using ethanol-blended fuels, and will also sponsor the annual Legends Ride on Monday, Aug. 9, which will feature South Dakota …

2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow

The 2021 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is tuning in to Tennessee August 10-12 in Nashville. #CattleCon21 is THE event for anyone in the cattle business! The Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show is agriculture’s premier event where thousands of cattlemen and women gather for three days of education, fellowship, networking, business, and a whole lot of …

Renewed Summer E15 Ban Would Cost Industry Billions – RFA Comments on Biden Clean Vehicle Plan

The recent D.C. Circuit Court decision overturning EPA’s approval of year-round E15 sales could have a strongly negative impact on the rural economy and environment, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Read the RFA analysis and learn more in this interview with RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman. 8:09 In the interview, Richman comments on …

Benson Hill Launches Food System Innovators Program to Validate Technology Concepts, Enhance CropOS® Technology Platform

Provides farmer partners early access to innovative ag technologies, including Benson Hill’s proprietary seed offerings Benson Hill, Inc., (the “Company” or “Benson Hill”) a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, today announced the launch of the Benson Hill Food System Innovators Program (the “FSI Program”). Through the FSI Program, the …

Traction Introduces Agronomy Solutions for Service Providers and Farmers

Traction has introduced a new lineup of agronomy management tools for both service providers and farmers. Solutions include an agronomy mobile app and web application, designed for soil sampling, soil fertility, lab integrations, recommendations and prescription generation. Traction Agronomy is focused on simplicity, efficiency, and profitability, helping farmers apply the right product at the optimum rate and right time to …

2021 Ag Media Summit

Ag Media Summit

The 2021 Ag Media Summit is in-person in Kansas City, MO at the Loews hotel. Here is what the AMS is all about: THE AGRICULTURAL MEDIA SUMMIT began in 1999, and is the largest gathering of the agriculture industry’s top writers, editors, photographers, publishers and strategic communicators in the U.S. Providing opportunities for professional development and industry networking, Ag Media …

Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

ZimmCast 675 – Growth of Benson Hill

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. The ZimmComm Team has been out on the agriblogging highway at several conferences in the last couple of weeks. This is the first time we’ve been able to do this since the end of February last year. And we’ve got quite a bit more on the calendar starting next with the Agricultural Media Summit …

Hearing Focuses on State of Beef Supply Chain

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing Wednesday to examine how to address challenges within the beef supply chain during which several members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity. Ranking Member Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) recently introduced the Butcher Block Act, a bipartisan bill that …

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

2021 Agri-Marketing Conference

The 2021 Agri-Marketing Conference took place in KC, MO this year. Normally the conference would be held in the spring but after going virtual in 2020 the National Agri-Marketing Association postponed the conference in July when in-person events were finally possible. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication …

Inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021

The inaugural Tech Hub LIVE 2021 was held July 20-21 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, IA. The intersection of agriculture and technology come alive at this new, innovative conference and trade show that addresses digital and precision agriculture from all angles, exploring how products and systems integrate into existing programs and businesses to improve crop production, efficiency, …

RFA CEO Keynotes 2021 FEW Live

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told participants at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo Wednesday that low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles. Listen to Cooper’s remarks here: (27:00) Click here for the keynote remarks as prepared, and here for the …