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: 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 […]

Take Action to Protect the RFS

- The United States Environmental Protection Agency delivered another harsh blow to rural America in late May when it officially proposed lowering the amount of corn ethanol required in Renewable Fuel Standard. Currently the EPA is taking comments and we urge everyone to make their voice heard to protect this crucial policy. The Renewable Fuel Standard is […]

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 […]

Restaurants Against the RFS

- In today’s world of fast-food, corporate greed knows no boundary as America’s renewable fuels industry is not only under attack from Big Oil, but Big Grease now as well. The attacks on farmers have been seen from the National Council of Chain Restaurants including Wendy’s, Arby’s, Domino’s, McDonald’s and many more in what seems to be […]

RFS: Cheers to 7 successful years

- It was 2007 when Congress passed a bold and monumental law that put the country on a long-term path of using more American-made, money-saving, renewable transportation biofuels in place of costly, environmentally-damaging, imported oil from nations that despise our freedoms and values. And since President Bush signed the Renewable Fuel Standard seven years ago today […]

Good news for the RFS?

- It has been nearly one year since the United States Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed 2014 numbers lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard (a target mandate declaring how much renewable fuel the United States will consume). A proposal that could be potentially damaging to America’s corn farmers and biofuel producers who have grown into an […]

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 […]