Many Opinions on Biofuel Volumes

Jamie JohansenZimmPoll

New Holland ZimmPollOur latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What’s your opinion of EPA rule for biofuels volumes?”

Last week the EPA released a final rule for biofuels volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2014-2016, which increased the obligations for refiners to use ethanol, biodiesel and advanced or cellulosic biofuels. It looks like voter opinion is all over the place. Many still fill the increase in levels wasn’t enough and others think it was a good compromise.

Here are the poll results:

  • Not enough ethanol – 32%
  • Not enough biodiesel- 23%
  • Bad for livestock producers – 14%
  • Good compromise – 27%
  • Good for environment – 4%

Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, Do we need any more gun control laws?

The latest Islamic terrorist tragedy which occurred here in the United States is being used by many politicians to call for more gun control. But do we need it? According to a CNN story about a Pew Research study gun homicides have declined drastically in the last twenty years. Coincidentally, gun ownership is way up. When we are “at war” with terrorism does it make sense to reduce gun availability for law abiding Americans? What about our constitutional rights? The rhetoric seems to be at a fever pitch with lots of misinformation floating around on social media. Of course that’s nothing new to those of us involved in agriculture!