Corn Comments: Take Action To Protect The RFS

- Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster urges listeners to make comments to the EPA to help protect the Renewable Fuel Standard, America’s most successful energy policy, following the agency’s proposal to cut corn ethanol volumes which were passed by congress into law. If realized, these cuts will undoubtably be felt across […]

Corn farmers on the hill this week

- Family corn farmers from across the country including 10 volunteer leaders from the South Dakota Corn Growers Association and Utilization Council are taking time out of their busy summer schedules to meet in Washington, D.C. this week with lawmakers, discuss important policy matters with colleagues and attend a rally in support of the Renewable Fuel […]

Alverson to tell EPA the #RFSworks

- Husband, father, farmer, volunteer board member and ethanol-advocating road warrior sums up the South Dakota Corn Growers president Keith Alverson as he heads down to Kansas City to speak on behalf of the state’s corn farmers at tomorrow’s Environmental Protection Agency hearing on their proposed cuts to the volume of corn ethanol in the Renewable […]

RFS Rally in KC on Thursday

- Farmers and other interested folks are invited to attend the “Rally for Rural America” in Kansas City on Thursday (June 25) as the Environmental Protection Agency holds a hearing after releasing their proposal to lower the volume of corn ethanol required by law in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. This proposal could be damaging to […]

Last Chance – Tell the EPA: Don’t mess with the RFS!

- The comment period on the EPA’s proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes in 2014 comes to a close on Tuesday, January 28 at 11pm CT. The EPA needs to know just how important this policy is to rural America. The time to take action is now! A letter to the EPA has been […]

Hearing in the Heartland

-     Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, several congressmen, farmers, ethanol industry leaders, students and others gathered today in Des Moines, Iowa for a “Hearing in the Heartland” to provide testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard levels. Four from South Dakota were able to testify, including South Dakota Ag […]

Action Alert: Protect the RFS

- As you know, the EPA wants to lower the renewable fuel standard. It’s time for South Dakota’s corn farmers and others to speak out and let the EPA know that’s a mistake. We have written a letter to the EPA. All you have to do is click on this link and if you agree with […]

Dear EPA: Don’t mess with the RFS

- Real cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard could be coming from President Obama’s administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. A proposal last Friday revealed that cuts to corn ethanol could be as large as 1.4 billion gallons in 2014, more than the amount of ethanol produced by the state of South Dakota each year. Reductions […]

AAA takes wrong turn on E15

- In a disappointing press piece yesterday from AAA, the travel company advised fuel regulators to suspend the sale of E15 fuel to consumers across the country. AAA’s reasons included that the fuel may confuse consumers and that it would void certain auto warranties. This shameful article forgot to mention that E15 is the most highly […]

Consumers win, Big Oil loses in RFS decision

- The South Dakota Corn Growers Association supports today’s decision by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to not waive the Renewable Fuel Standard. In yet another failed attempt by big oil to take down ethanol, America’s clean and renewable fuel, the statistics proved that even with the drought’s impact on corn production, the RFS is […]