It’s Not All Bad News For Ethanol

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Exports by Mark

News in agriculture can seem a little bleak these days; $3.50 corn will do that. But given that it’s Friday I thought it might be a good idea to send out a positive vibe to give your nerves a break. And I didn’t have to look to far to find the goods. First, ethanol is not dead or even dying …

Huffington Post Goes Green in Support of Ethanol over Oil

In Biofuels, Ethanol, Media by Cathryn

Big Oil concocted the blend wall myth to protect its own profits, at least according to an article run today in the Huffington Post. Carefully delineating the events which led to the EPA’s reduction in required volume obligations announced in May, author Paul Alexander questions,” will the myth of a blend wall destroy the RFS, on which a good portion …

Why the RFS is Important to Corn Farmers

In Audio, Ethanol by Cindy

Despite the challenges that come every year with farming, Iowa corn grower Mark Recker sees his future and the future of his children in the industry, in part because of what the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has meant for rural communities like his in Fayette County. “The RFS is the one shining star that has brought opportunities back to this …

Speaking Out for RFS

In Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, government by Cindy

You might remember the turnout in December 2013 at an EPA hearing after the release of the recalled 2014 volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 100 people from across the country testified on behalf of the RFS. That hearing was held near Washington DC. Imagine what the turnout will be like on June 25 for a …

NCGA with NAFB on Capitol Hill

In Audio, Biofuels, Biotechnology, Ethanol, Legislation, Policy by Cindy

Members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) were on Capitol Hill last week talking with lawmakers, administration officials, and industry organizations about topics important to agriculture, and the National Corn Growers Association was happy to once again be part of that event. NCGA Executive Vice President Jon Doggett, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Manager Clint Raine, and Director …

Happy 5th Anniversary American Ethanol!

In Ethanol, NASCAR by Cindy

Over the weekend at Richmond International Raceway, American Ethanol and NASCAR officially celebrated five years and seven million miles of running on 15% ethanol blended Sunoco Green E15, unveiling a new paint scheme with E15 prominently located on the hood of Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet SS. Dillon, who has been advocating the benefits of ethanol for three years now, …

Motor Club Finds No Ethanol-Related Claims

In Audio, Ethanol by Cindy

AAA has been an outspoken critic of the move to 15% ethanol blended fuel but there are other motor clubs that don’t tow that line. Gene Hammond with Association Motor Club Marketing and Travelers Motor Club, which represent 50 years in the business and over 20 million members, says they studied their claims over the past several years to see …

Putting Agriculture in the Political Spotlight

In Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, General, Politics by Cindy

Nine potential Republican presidential candidates were asked their opinions on various agricultural issues at the Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines on Saturday. Comments made by at the event by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Gov. George Pataki, …

Leno Anti-Ethanol Rant Smells Like BO

In Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol by Cindy

This picture from an April 2008 Popular Mechanics article written by former Tonight Show host Jay Leno shows him with a 2006 Corvette Z06 that he said “has a top speed of 208 mph and runs on a homegrown alternative to gasoline – cleaner burning E85 ethanol.” In this interview with DomesticFuel in 2007, Leno talks about biodiesel specifically but …