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Commodity Classic Education Showcases Mississippi Watershed Collaboration

(Posted Thu. Feb 23rd, 2017)

Sharing knowledge is key to the Commodity Classic experience, and this year’s attendees will have an opportunity to discover what efforts are being undertaken to address water management challenges within the Mississippi River Watershed. Harald (Jordy) Jordahl, Director of America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) will lead a discussion of private sector partners who are working together to craft meaningful improvements that look at the social, economic and environmental stability of …

(Posted Wed. Feb 22nd, 2017)

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, fresh from its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, will preview at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas before it airs worldwide on Discovery Channel in August. The Discovery Impact film weaves together the stories of a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers and a handful of Gulf fishermen who feed the world while stewarding the land and water they work. Based on a book by the same …

Get to Know the Ethanol CEO – RFA’s Bob Dinneen

(Posted Wed. Feb 22nd, 2017)

Keywords: Ethanol

If there is a conversation going on involving ethanol, look over your shoulder – you’ll more than likely see President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Bob Dinneen at the center of it. An expert on energy, the environment and issues involving the ethanol industry, he is a sought after speaker and regularly testifies before federal agencies and congressional committees. However, coalition-building seems to be Bob’s greatest talent. …

(Posted Wed. Feb 22nd, 2017)

Keywords: Ethanol

In a letter sent Monday to National Ethanol Conference attendees, President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard.   “Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy and to our energy independence. As I emphasized throughout my campaign, renewable fuels are essential to America’s energy strategy,” Trump wrote.   “As important as ethanol and the …

House Ag Committee Chairman to Speak at Commodity Classic

(Posted Tue. Feb 21st, 2017)

U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, will address the thousands of attendees at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, March 2-4, 2017.   Congressman Conaway will speak during the popular General Session, which takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3.    Serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Conaway represents 29 counties in Texas’ 11th …

American Ethanol Fuels NASCAR for 7th Season

(Posted Tue. Feb 21st, 2017)

The 69th NASCAR season kicks off this weekend during the Daytona 500. Amid all of the usual team, driver and sponsor paint-out design changes, Monster Energy also takes over as the Cup Series title sponsor, replacing Sprint. One thing that remains unchanged, however, is American Ethanol’s footprint in the sport. “For the seventh straight year in a row, Sunoco Green E15 – a fuel blended with 15% American Ethanol …

(Posted Tue. Feb 21st, 2017)

National Corn Growers Association President and Texas farmer Wesley Spurlock today issued the following statement: “NCGA congratulates Scott Pruitt as the next U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. We look forward to working with Administrator Pruitt to continue the progress being made in agriculture toward more sustainable farming practices. NCGA anticipates a fresh and productive approach to providing the nation with cleaner air and water through reasonable regulations and sound science. …

(Posted Fri. Feb 17th, 2017)

 The National Corn Growers Association’s Stewardship Action Team renewed its commitment to clean water at its recent meeting while both reviewing the success of current programming and expanding efforts to promote voluntary nutrient management.   “At the heart of NCGA’s latest initiative is a program to work with state corn grower groups to develop formal nutrient management programs that fit the needs and goals of each state,” said Stewardship Action …

(Posted Thu. Feb 16th, 2017)

Increasing demand for corn and corn farmer profitability is key to the National Corn Growers Association's mission, and this was clearly evident at the recent meeting of NCGA's Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team (CPQAT).   Farmer team members from across the U.S. discussed several potential avenues for finding new uses for corn to drive demand. Potential areas of focus are new food uses for corn, new plant-based chemicals …

Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio

(Posted Thu. Feb 16th, 2017)

If you can't commit to all three days at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, never fear!  One-day registrations can provide a robust experience of education, new equipment and technology, and entertainment.   One-day registration provides admission to all applicable events and educational sessions scheduled for that day including educational sessions, the trade show, the AG CONNECT Main Stage on the trade show floor, and other daily activities.   …