Around the World at NASCAR Speeds

In American Ethanol, Environmental, Ethanol by Cathryn

The incredible reliability and performance of ethanol has been proven once again. As part of its NASCAR Green ™ campaign, NASCAR™ announced that its drivers have now logged so many miles using Sunoco GreenE15™ that it would be the equivalent of driving around the world 160 times. While NASCAR adopted the 15 percent ethanol blend as the official fuel of …

Print All You Want, We’ll Make More

In Environmental, General by Cindy

This might not be the most politically correct message for Earth Day week, but it’s true. I’m sure you’ve seen email signatures saying something to the effect of “Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail!” Today I got one with a very different message: Notice: It’s OK to print this e-mail. Paper is a biodegradable, renewable, sustainable product made …

NASCAR Go Green Features Ethanol

In American Ethanol, Environmental, Ethanol by Cindy

In honor of Earth Day, NASCAR rolled out a new TV spot Sunday designed to show how they are being eco-friendly – and ethanol is front and center. The NASCAR RACE TO GREEN™ spot features Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle, currently ranked third in the Nascar Sprint Cup standings. “So, wanna be eco-friendly?” the announcer asks Biffle, who answers “Of …

God Made Farmers to Care for the Earth

In Environmental, Farming by Cindy

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. Paul Harvey, 1978 Thanks to the Dodge Ram Super Bowl commercial this year, millions and millions of people now know the words to radio icon Paul Harvey’s beautiful ode to farmers and ranchers. Since today is Earth …

EPA Seeks Better Relationship with Agriculture

In Audio, Environmental, government, Video by Cindy

For many farmers and ranchers, the federal agency that best exemplifies the cynical phrase “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” is the Environmental Protection Agency. During a Senate confirmation committee hearing last week, President Obama’s nominee for EPA Administrator admitted that the relationship between the agency and those working in agriculture could be improved. “I think …

Where Do These Guys Get Their Info?

In Biofuels, Environmental, Ethanol, Food Prices, government, Politics by Cathryn

Without question, most Americans have probably wondered at one point or another where some members of the U.S. House of Representatives get their information. Prone to tossing about wildly inaccurate blanket statements, a segment of politicians aiming to bring down the Renewable Fuel Standard and our nation’s energy security are playing fast and loose with the truth. And it seems …

Yard Work Just Got More Green

In E85, Environmental, Equipment, Ethanol, General, New Products by Mark

  It’s sporty, it’s fuel injected, it’s green and it’s powered by ethanol. If you are thinking NASCAR™ race cars that’s a good guess but you would be wrong. Because in this case the equipment in question is literally green…as in covered in the well know green and yellow paint of John Deere tractors, combines and lawn equipment. And unlike …

Confessions of a GMO Convert

In Activism, Biotechnology, Environmental, International by Cindy

A leading environmental activist and critic of genetically modified food recently announced the error of his ways and his conversion to being a supporter of biotech crops. “I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid 1990s, and that I thereby assisted …

Commentary from Former Ag Secretaries

In Audio, Environmental, Ethanol, Events, Farm Bill, government by Cindy

A highlight of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting last week in Kansas City was a panel featuring three former secretaries of agriculture – Bob Bergland of Minnesota who served under President Carter from 1977-81; John Block of Illinois who served President Reagan from 1981-86; and Clayton Yeutter of Nebraska who was agriculture secretary for George H.W. Bush …