Setting Renewable Fuel Blending Volumes for 2023 and Beyond

Fuels America held a webinar with industry stakeholders about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” the EPA …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Project Aimed at Scaling Production and Addressing Equity in Climate-Smart Farming Selected by USDA in Historic Funding for Climate-Smart Commodities

Project will deploy funding from USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and matching funds from grant partners to scale production and demand for climate-smart corn, soybean, wheat, cotton and milk production Arden Hills, Minn. (September 15, 2022) – Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, and American Farmland Trust (AFT), a nonprofit focused …

USDA Announces Climate Smart Commodities Project Funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first wave of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with more projects to be announced later this year. Projects announced for this first funding pool included proposals seeking funds ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discussed …

RFA Hosts Reporter Roundtable on Ethanol Issues

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper was in Washington Tuesday for an event with President Joe Biden at the White House to celebrate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act which includes provisions to benefit the biofuels sector. Cooper held a reporter roundtable Tuesday morning in person and on the phone to discuss the legislation and other ethanol …

DWFI Podcast 17 – Karina Schoengold, UNL Agricultural Economics

DWFI Faculty Fellow Karina Schoengold is leading a $6 million, 4-year project to reduce the use of plastics, herbicides and associated environmental impacts in agricultural production. The use of plastics has been growing in agriculture over recent years to help increase productivity by limiting weeds, protecting growth and extending growing seasons. The team aims to create a bio-based material called …

Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa this week and the Renewable Fuels Association was there to promote the high octane benefits of the fuel and the role of biofuels and farming in combating climate change. RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, Director of Government Affairs Jared Mullendore, and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert …

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 22

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the best …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Positioned to Support Carbon-curious Farmers

Cooperative leveraging sustainability and agronomic expertise with program that provides a warranty to farmers transitioning to regenerative agriculture practices (Arden Hills, Minn., August 30, 2022) – Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, is encouraging more farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers – fear of lost profitability and productivity …

Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy are once again joining together to host the 2022 Export Exchange. U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade are encouraged to register now for the event scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. In this edition of the Ethanol …

J.M. HUBER CORPORATION SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE THE BIOLCHIM GROUP FROM NB RENAISSANCE, CHEQUERS CAPITAL AND MANAGEMENT TEAM

(Atlanta, Georgia) – J.M. Huber Corporation (Huber), a global, family-owned specialty engineered materials manufacturing company, announced today that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire full control of the Biolchim Group from NB Renaissance, Chequers Capital and the Biolchim Group management team. The Biolchim Group, managed and headed by Galileo Quattro SARL, has its main operating base in Italy …

ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

U.S. Farmers Receive $1.2 Million in Carbon Farming Payments Through CarbonNOW® Program

Payments were made to farmers in Locus Agricultural Solutions’ CarbonNOW® carbon farming program, through funding from Anew Climate, LLC (previously Bluesource) and Green Star Royalties Compensation was received within 8 months of enrollment in CarbonNOW—making them the fastest carbon payments made through any carbon farming program  CarbonNOW is the most accessible carbon farming program and the only agriculture program …

The ACE – 35th American Coalition for Ethanol Conference

Turn down the intensity for carbon, turn it up for “The ACE.” Intensity was the theme for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 35th annual conference held August 10-12 in Omaha. The ACE included keynote remarks from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and U.S. Grains Council CEO Ryan LeGrand, as well as a flex fuel retailer panel featuring representatives from California-based …

DWFI Podcast 16 – Erin Haacker – Nebraska Groundwater

Erin Haacker is a hydrogeologist and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As Erin would say, her professional path has been a winding road. She has two bachelor’s degrees – zoology from the University of Montana and geology from University College Cork in Ireland. She ventured to Michigan State University for her Ph.D., double majoring in environmental science and …

Ethanol Report on Inflation Reduction Act

Several provisions within the Senate Inflation Reduction Act will benefit the U.S. ethanol industry and the communities it serves, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report, RFA Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Troy Bredenkamp breaks down some pieces of the legislation that include funding for clean fuel production and enhanced opportunities …