Iowa's Quad County Corn Processors already has contracts in place with 27 farmers to produce the corn, paying an average premium of $.40 per bushel. Following the 2013 harvest, Bonanza BioEnergy in Kansas will follow suit....More
“The highest court in the land has spoken – they have unequivocally rejected the attempts of Big Oil and other opponents of ethanol to challenge the EPA’s sensible decision to permit the sale of E15."...More
The oil industry will not use ethanol blends if the RFS is eliminated, said Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International, which sponsored the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. “This is a very big deal, and it’s time that we, as stakeholders, say ‘enough.’”...More
Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable.
A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More
The General Session at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) next month (which will feature top executives from the Renewable Fuel Assn., Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol) should help the industry better understand where the market is heading into 2014, says the president of BBI International....More
This week, the nation’s top farm machinery engineers will discuss the latest advancements in farm machinery as part of the 2013 Agricultural Machinery Conference in Waterloo, IA. But first, they will take a look back at the machinery made decades ago....More
The 2013 Agricultural Machinery Conference kicks off today in Waterloo, Iowa. James Evans, drivetrain test engineer for John Deere and chair of this year’s conference, says one topic on the agenda is Tier 4 emission requirements, which go into effect in 2014....More