Farmers Fight for RFS as RVO Decision Looms

- There is much for farmers to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: good health, good yields and decent weather. That list doesn’t include commodity prices as farmers face below breakeven prices that better represent the 1970’s era minus modern day input costs. What’s exactly driving those prices down mostly has to do with the large supplies […]

Corn Comments: E15, a proven winner

- Mobile Link In case you didn’t know, Jim Woster is all revved up about ethanol. In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim highlights the success NASCAR has had with the blend E15, demonstrating its safety for use, plus its economical and environmental benefits. The South Dakota Corn Showdown Series football game between the USD Coyotes and […]

Corn Comments: Putting ideas into action

- Mobile Link Jim Woster visits about the positive changes that have taken place across the rural South Dakota landscape thanks to ideas which were put into action in order to improve the world. The old stockyards guy also discusses the success livestock folks are experiencing with the ethanol co-product, distillers grain. Yes corn used for ethanol […]

Corn Comments: Ethanol Stories and Statistics

-   Mobile Link In this week’s Corn Comments segment, Jim Woster shares some stories and impressive statistics about renewable, clean-burning, South Dakota-made ethanol. Here are a few facts: Ethanol produces both food and fuel. In 2014 South Dakota’s 15 ethanol plants turned around 360 million bushels of corn into 1 billion gallons of ethanol and […]

Ringneck Energy Investment Meetings Underway

- Investment information meetings are currently underway for Ringneck Energy, an ethanol and livestock feed facility to be located near Onida. There is a heavy schedule of meetings during the next three weeks across eastern South Dakota with stops in the following towns: Wednesday, August 26th Freeman and Canton Thursday, August 27th Salem and Sioux Falls […]

Choose Ethanol at the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

- A projected 1.5 million motorcycle enthusiasts will make their way to the much-anticipated 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in the Black Hills of South Dakota from August 3rd-9th. The sights and sounds of the world-famous rally typically blow riders away; that experience includes the successful use of ethanol blended gasoline in their motorcycles thanks to […]

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 […]