Auto Technicians Get Ethanol Message

In E85, Ethanol, Events by Cindy

The ethanol industry reached out to auto mechanics and technicians from around the country last week at events held as part of Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) in New Orleans. The Renewable Fuels Association, Bobby Likis Car Clinic Network and Ricardo Engineering teamed up to bring that message on the trade show floor of the Congress of Automotive Repair and …

Ethanol Powered NASCAR in Spotlight at FPS 2011

In American Ethanol, Ethanol, Events, Farming by Cindy

There were quite a few race cars mixed in with the tractors and combines this year at the 2011 Farm Progress Show. NASCAR team owner and former racer Richard Childress, pictured here with National Corn Growers Association vice president Garry Niemeyer of Illinois and Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis, was at FPS to talk about the partnership between the racing …

Proving Boats Run Well on Ethanol

In Audio, Ethanol, Events, Video by Cindy

Ethanol sometimes gets a bad rap in the boating world, but some high performing race boats are proving that charge is all wet. Boat racers from coast to coast gathered this past weekend in the ethanol-producing town of Garnett, Kansas to speed around Cedar Valley Reservoir running ten percent ethanol fuel (E10) at the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) “Garnett …

American Ethanol in the NASCAR Spotlight

In Audio, Ethanol, Events by Cindy

American Ethanol was in the NASCAR spotlight over the weekend, both on the Chicagoland track for the inaugural STP 300 Nationwide Series and at the Kansas Speedway for the Camping World Truck Series race on Saturday and the first Sprint Cup Series STP 400 on Sunday. “This is the kick off and we’ve been waiting for it to come,” said …

It’s an American Ethanol NASCAR Weekend

In Ethanol, Events by Cindy

American Ethanol will be in the spotlight at two races this weekend. First, NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be driving the American Ethanol #09 car, with sponsorship by corn growers and Marquis Energy, in the Nationwide Series STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday. Ethanol plant president Mark Marquis says the partnership between corn growers, the ethanol industry and NASCAR …

Portugese Farmer Receives Award

In Audio, Events, International by Chuck

When you listen to my interview with Gabriela Cruz, Portugal, below you’ll understand why she was chosen to receive the Kleckner Trade and Technology Advancement Award during the TATT Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable. The program was sponsored by the NCGA. Gabriela was presented the award by Dean Kleckner, Chairman, Truth About Trade & Technology. Gabriela Cruz is passionate about …

Growing Corn, Feeding Cattle and Producing Ethanol

In Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Events, Farming, feed, Food, Food vs Fuel, International, Production, Video by Chuck

We often hear about friction between the producers of corn and livestock over the growth in the production of ethanol. One Iowa farmer had an idea to diversify his operation and do both! Judging by the tour that the TATT Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable participants received at his farm, Couser Cattle Company, he’s doing it very successfully. Our host …

NCGA Board Member Talks Global Farming

In Audio, Biotechnology, Events, Farming, International, Sustainability, Trade by Chuck

NCGA board member, Pam Johnson, is a northern Iowa corn and soybean grower. She farms with her husband and sons and is one of the participants in the Truth About Trade & Technology, Global Farmer to Farmer Roundtable. She is not only participating in the roundtable discussions but was also on the panel of this morning’s Biodiversity World Tour town …

Global Farmer To Farmer Roundtable

In Biotechnology, Events, Food, International, Trade by Chuck

It’s World Food Prize week in Des Moines, IA and there are a variety of activities taking place surrounding this annual event. The National Corn Growers Association is sponsoring one of them – the Global Farmer To Farmer Roundtable which is organized by Truth About Trade & Technology. Believing that farmers must work together on a global table to expand …

Ethanol Bashing is an Orchestrated High-Dollar Venture

In Blogroll, Events, General, Media, mediawatch by Mark

 In yesterday’s blog I briefly discussed the phenomenon of editorials on an identical subject suddenly showing up in newspapers across the country almost like a flu epidemic had simultaneously hit newsrooms nationwide.  The most recent attack on corn-based ethanol provides a great example of how these coordinated efforts are staged. The current outbreak, which began Sunday, hit the nation’s top …