New Analysis Reaffirms Importance of Ethanol

Kelly Marshall

A brand new USDA analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline, greater than previous estimates and something the ethanol industry has been saying for years. Unlike other studies of GHG benefits, which relied on forecasts of future ethanol production systems and expected impacts on the farm sector, the new “Life-Cycle Analysis …

Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, USDA

Syngenta Finds Unexpected Use for Enogen Corn

Kelly Marshall

Duane Martin manages the Agrisure portfolio for Syngenta corn and soybeans. “We’re very proud of the technology we’ve brought to the corn and soybean market over the last several years- launching more new technology, more new traits, to especially the corn business one the last five years than any other company in the industry,” he told me at the NAFB …

Audio, Ethanol, NAFB, Syngenta, Traits

FFA Students Experience the Power of Ethanol

Kelly Marshall

FFA Students already understand the importance of ethanol to rural communities and national security, says Cory Harris of Growth Energy and American Ethanol.  That’s why they’ve chosen this special group of agriculture students to focus the message of performance. “Our message here at National FFA Convention, […] we really wanted to focus this year on engine performance with Ethanol,” Harris told …

Ag Group, Ethanol, FFA

American Ethanol Sweepstakes Winners Take Talladega

Kelly Marshall

NASCAR will be in Alabama this weekend, and the winners of the American Ethanol sweepstakes will be there too. Earlier this year, American Ethanol hosted two sweepstakes competition in honor of 10 million miles of racing on ethanol blended fuel. One lucky NASCAR fan and one industry professional have been drawn at random to be part of this weekend’s fun. …

Agribusiness, Ethanol, NCGA

IA Governor Branstad on #Ag at #FarmProgressShow

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad touted Iowa as an agricultural leader during this year’s Farm Progress Show. He visited exhibitors and stopped by the BASF Media Tent to speak with reporters about key ag issues. I spoke with him about three issues: trade, water quality, and ethanol. Speaking on the topic of TPP Gov. Branstad said we have problems with both parties. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, trade, water

#FarmProgressShow Runs on @FSServices Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

There are lots of vehicles and farm equipment on the grounds at the Farm Progress Show and it’s GROWMARK FS and STAR Energy that keep them all running. “Not only do we offer the fuel for the field demonstrations, we also do all the generators, the air conditioning and power in the tents, but also during the set up,” says …

Audio, Energy, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, FS System, Growmark, propane

NCGA President Welcomes Ethanol Back to Virginia

Kelly Marshall

Great Plains Inc. opened their Hopewell, Virginia ethanol plant this week.  National Corn Growers Association President, Chip Bowling, was on hand to congratulate the company on its accomplishment and express his hope for further expansion of ethanol on the East Coast. “We are excited to see ethanol production back up and running in Virginia,” said Bowling. “The Hopewell plant will …

Ag Group, Ethanol, NCGA

Summer Events and Contests for Corn Growers

Lizzy Schultz

A series of field days are being offered throughout Illinois this summer, allowing interested Illinois farmers an opportunity to learn more about progressive agricultural practices and ways to improve the health of their soil. The series, sponsored by Soil Health Partnership, will showcase how changing nutrient management and tillage strategies, along with cover crop adoption, can create lasting economic and …

Ag Group, Conservation, Contest, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

Nebraska a Biobased Industry Leader

Joanna Schroeder

Nebraska is ramping up its bio-based partnerships. According to a recent Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), bioscience companies employ more than 16,000 people in the state with the industry growing at a faster pace than the national average. For instance, several global and national companies are already located in Nebraska, including: NatureWorks (corn-based plastics), Novozymes (enzyme technology), Purac (lactic …

Agribusiness, bioproducts, biotechnology, Ethanol