How Much Corn?

In Farming, General, government by Cindy

USDA will provide its latest answer to the question “How much corn this year?” early Tuesday morning with the latest crop forecast. The pre-report wagering is expecting that the report will indicate less flood damage to the crop than was originally anticipated in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. The average analyst forecast is calling for a crop of 11.94 billion …

EPA Decision Based on Impact

In Audio, Current News, Ethanol, Food Prices, government by Cindy

The words from Environmental Protection Agency Stephen Johnson Thursday were music to the ears of the corn and ethanol industries. “Today, EPA has denied a request submitted by the state of Texas to reduce the nationwide Renewable Fuels Standard,” Johnson said. “As a result, the required total volume of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, mandated by law to …

EPA Upholds Renewable Fuels Standard

In Ethanol, government by Cindy

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it would deny a request by Texas Governor Rick Perry to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson says they carefully considered the more than 15,000 comments on the issue and found that “the RFS is not causing economic harm but is strengthening our nation’s energy security and supporting American farming …

Waiver Decision Coming Down

In Current News, Ethanol, government by Cindy

Corn growers and ethanol producers are holding their collective breath today as the highly-anticipated decision by the Environmental Protection Agency on whether to grant a partial waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard will be announced this afternoon. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Robert Meyers will hold a press conference at noon central to officially answer the …

EPA Delays Decision on RFS

In Ethanol, government by Cindy

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Stephen Johnson issued a statement today saying that the agency will delay its decision on the RFS waiver until early August. “Given the amount of work that remains to sufficiently answer the Texas request for a waiver from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), it is now clear that a final decision on the request will not …

Corn on the Hill

In Farm Bill, government by Cindy

Corn growers from around the country have been in the nation’s capitol this week for the biannual Corn Congress meeting of the National Corn Growers Association. In addition to setting organization policy, the growers have been electing new members and leaders and visiting with lawmakers. NCGA President Ron Litterer presented Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the President’s Award this year …