US and Nigerian #Corn Growers Talk #Biotech

Cindy Zimmermanbiotechnology, Corn, Ethanol, GMO, International, NCGA

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staffers welcomed the director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association for a series of meetings this week on how farmers in the two nations can work together to increase corn demand and promote acceptance of biotechnology. Edwin Uche, director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association, reached out for a meeting during the recent Maize … Read More

$3.50 May Be New ‘Corn Norm’

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Corn, Energy, Ethanol, RFS

The impact of corn prices varies between producers in different divisions of agriculture, with some producers benefiting from higher prices, and some benefiting from lower prices. Many factors seem to demonstrate that the new long-term “normal” for corn prices may be $3.50 per bushel, and Cody Heller, CEO of Central Wisconsin Ag Services (CWAS), has offered his insight into the … Read More

USDA Announces $210m Investment in Renewable Energy

Taylor TruckeyEthanol, NCGA, RFS, USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to nearly double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to American motorists. With the matching commitments by state and private entities, the BIP is investing a total of $210 million to strengthen … Read More

Farmers Need RFS Certainty to Remain Profitable

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, Audio, Cotton, Energy, Ethanol, NCGA, NFU

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce final rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) this November after months of delay and push back from the agriculture and biofuels industries. As it currently stands, the volume levels set for 2015 and 2016 are lower than the law mandates. As a result, a new white paper finds that American farmers … Read More

Farmers Who Grow Enogen Corn for Ethanol to Get Rebates

John DavisAgribusiness, Corn, Ethanol, Syngenta

Growers of Syngenta‘s Enogen corn, especially designed for ethanol production, will get rebates on some of their agricultural equipment. Chief Agri/Industrial Division will provide Enogen corn growers rebates on grain bins and other equipment. A growing demand for high ethanol-yielding grain is creating the potential for corn growers to increase their income per acre. Earlier this year, Syngenta introduced the … Read More

Very Mixed Results to ZimmPoll on RFS

Chuck ZimmermanBiodiesel, Ethanol, ZimmPoll

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will EPA change RFS volume proposal?” The EPA recently released a new proposal for biofuels volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – one that has made no one happy but particularly corn farmers and ethanol producers who note that the agency is not implementing the law as intended. EPA held a public hearing … Read More

USDA Report Shows Ethanol Increasing Efficiency

Cindy ZimmermanCorn, Ethanol, NCGA, USDA

The amount of corn necessary to make a gallon of ethanol is less than previously believed according to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report. In this month’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Report (WASDE), corn use for ethanol production was projected 50 million bushels lower based on the new Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report recently released by the … Read More

New Holland, Leifmark Test Stover Baling Equipment

John DavisAgribusiness, Corn, Ethanol, New Holland

Baling corn stover is part of the next generation of cellulosic ethanol, and two major players in the green fuel and agribusiness markets are moving that process forward. Leifmark, LLC and New Holland Agriculture recently teamed up to test equipment and methods used to gather, bale, and store the corn stover left behind after the grain harvest in two Iowa … Read More

Contest Winner Gets New Holland CR8090 for Harvest

Cindy ZimmermanEthanol, Harvesting, New Holland

A Missouri farmer has won the use of a CR8090 combine with a New Holland Twin Rotor® CR8090 combine corn head for the 2014 harvest season, thanks to New Holland and Growth Energy. Robert Baker of Sue City, Missouri has been named the 2014 Growth Energy Individual Membership Sweepstakes winner. “I am very excited, and I have a son and … Read More