American Ethanol E15 250 by Enogen Syngenta

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The NASCAR Xfinity American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen took place June 24 at the Iowa Speedway, where race fans and farmers came to watch their favorite drivers run on clean burning ethanol. Syngenta and Growth Energy use this race to demonstrate the value of E15, a low-cost, high-octane fuel powering NASCAR for 10 million miles of competitive racing.

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American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen Syngenta Photo Album

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Twin Cedars FFA – Prime the Pump

agribusiness, American Ethanol, audio, Corn, energy, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

GROWMARK Endure Initiative Grows

Cindy Zimmerman

The GROWMARK Endure sustainability initiative is enduring. For the second year GROWMARK has announced winners of the Endure 4R Advocate award.

Adam Dexter – West Central FS – Williamsfield, Illinois
Don Jones – GROWMARK FS – New York/Pennsylvania
Jay Matthews – AgVantage FS – Charles City, Iowa
John Musser – Stephenson Service Company – Stockton, Illinois
Nicole Weber – FS PARTNERS – Ontario, Canada

In this interview, GROWMARK Director of Agronomy Lance Ruppert talks about the program, this year’s winners and a new component of the Endure initiative called Endure Farms and the Enduring Farms Award. Interview with Lance Ruppert, GROWMARK

audio, growmark, Sustainability

Trump Commits to Agriculture in Iowa

lizzy schultz

President Donald Trump stood among various models of John Deere and Case IH farm equipment as he pledged to boost agriculture exports, loosen federal regulations on the agriculture industry, and support ethanol and biofuels yesterday while speaking to a crowd of about 250 at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Listen to the full speech here: President Trump at Kirkwood Community College

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2017 ASTA Annual Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

The 134th annual meeting of the American Seed Trade Association was held June 21-24 in Minneapolis, MN with the theme “Voyage of Better Seed.”

Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States with a membership of over 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America.

This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 ASTA Annual Meeting Flickr album

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ASTA Annual Conference in Full Swing
Interview with Andy LaVigne, ASTA

Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award
ASTA Distinguished Service Award winner Joe Funk

Panel Offers Food Company Perspectives
Remarks by John Wiebold, General Mills

Remarks by Jenny Verner, Cargill, Inc.

Remarks by Autumn Price, Land O’Lakes

Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair
Interview with ASTA Chair Mark Herrmann, AgReliant Genetics

agribusiness, ASTA, audio, seed

2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

The Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, produced by BBI International, is the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world featuring timely presentations and a full trade show of industry companies and organizations.

The 33rd annual meeting was held June 19-21 in Minneapolis, MN.

This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Photos

RFA CEO Revs Up Ethanol Producers at #FEW17
RFA CEO Bob Dinneen keynote at #FEW17

RFA’s Cooper Gets High Octane Award
Interview with Geoff Cooper, RFA

Enogen and Cellerate Making Ethanol Better
Interview with Ron Wulfkuhle, Enogen

E15 Bill Faces Uphill Battle in Senate
Interview with Brian Jennings, ACE

Ethanol Report from FEW
Ethanol Report from FEW

audio, Ethanol, RFA, Syngenta

SMART Farmer US Poultry

Lizzy Schultz

In this edition of the SMART Farmer podcast we head south to learn a little bit about poultry production and how it has gotten smarter, more efficient and more sustainable over the years.

Monty Henderson started as a broiler service manager with Tyson Foods and later with Campbell Soup Company. He has served as president of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and president and CEO of George’s, Inc. He has also served as a past chairman for U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, has served on the Board of Directors for the National Chicken Council and as a director of the American Egg Board, and now represents the poultry industry on the board of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

Henderson shares how smart technology helps producers keep birds at their optimum comfort level and how breeding and genetics have helped the industry go from taking nine weeks to grow a chicken to 3.5 pounds to today taking only 35 days to reach the same weight: SMART Farmer Podcast with Monty Henderson, USPOULTRY

Subscribe to the SMART Farmer podcast

Learn more about USFRA and SMART Farm

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30th Annual ACE Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

The 30th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is coming up Aug. 15-17 in Omaha with the theme of Tested-Proven-Driven and a big focus on marketing E15 and higher blends.

Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of ACE, says the conference will feature two fuel marketers talking about what they have had to do to make higher blends available to more consumers. Charlie Bosselman of Bosselman Enterprises and Pump & Pantry c-stores will be joined by JETZ Convenience Centers owner Bob O’Connor to explain how they’re adding E15 and flex fuel locations and how those new fuels impact their bottom lines.

Registration is now open and you can listen to this interview to find out more of what’s in store at the 30th ACE Conference. Interview with Ron Lamberty, ACE on annual conference

ACE, audio, Ethanol

Committee Hears Testimony on E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters and retailers made their case before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee Wednesday for a bill that would fix a frustrating and confusing situation and allow 15 percent ethanol to be sold year round.

The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10 percent during the summer months to provide regulatory certainty and increase economic opportunity for fuel retailers. Listen to Sen. Fischer’s remarks here: Sen. Fischer E15 Hearing

Mike Lorenz with Sheetz, a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain, testified that they recently started offering E15 at 190 of their store locations because consumers want to buy it. “And after millions of E15 transactions by thousands of customers purchasing millions of gallons, we have not had a single customer complaint or any cases of misfueling.”

Listen to Lorenz’ comments here: Mike Lorenz, Sheetz, opening statement

audio, Ethanol, government

Uncertain Markets Require Flexibility

Lizzy Schultz

ZimmCast 549In this week’s ZimmCast, our Chuck Zimmerman speaks with Chip Whalen, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging (CIH). The topic is uncertainty requiring flexibility. Think about how commodity prices are affected by weather, trade, exhange rates and more competition. There are more factors too.

In the program, Chuck and Chip discuss how farmers can manage risk with the uncertainty we’re seeing in the trade today, how farmers are becoming more and more sophisticated when it comes to working with new solutions to protect their prices and margins, and how it is possible to actually take advantage of today’s volatile market.

Listen to the ZimmCast here: ZimmCast with Chip Whalen, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging

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AEM Releases Infrastructure Advantage Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has unveiled a new policy report for the country called “The U.S. Infrastructure Advantage™” which makes the case for a U.S. infrastructure system that supports the safe and efficient movement of people and goods; provides connectivity between and within rural and urban America; and fosters strong economic growth and robust job creation.

AEM President Dennis Slater explains the reason for the development of the plan, five key areas to help reclaim the U.S. infrastructure advantage, and President Trump’s infrastructure plan. Interview with AEM president Dennis Slater

AEM, audio, Infrastructure