U.S. Exports of DG Set New Record in 2015

Jamie Johansen

A new summary of ethanol co-product trade statistics reports U.S. exports of distillers grains (DG) — a co-product of dry mill ethanol production — has set a new record of 12.56 million metric tons (MMT) in 2015. Last year’s DG export number was 11 percent higher than 2014, and was more than double the amount exported in 2009. The report …

Ag Group, distillers grains, ethanol, Feed

Phibro Animal Health on Ethanol and FSMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol performance and animal health go hand in hand at Phibro Animal Health Corporation, which is why the revised FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are an important focus for the company right now. Phibo Animal Health Senior Vice President for scientific and regulatory affairs Richard Coulter says many ethanol producers are concerned about what impact the new regulations …

ethanol, FDA, Feed

America's Renewable Future Makes Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

It was only eight months ago that America’s Renewable Future (ARF) was launched in Iowa with the goal of educating presidential candidates about agriculture and biofuels in general and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in particular. But what the coalition has accomplished in that short time has been so impressive that the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) recognized them with …

Audio, Cattle, distillers grains, ethanol, Livestock

What's On Your Grill This Holiday Weekend

Chuck Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “Will EPA change RFS volume proposal?” The EPA recently released a new proposal for biofuels volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard – one that has made no one happy but particularly corn farmers and ethanol producers who note that the agency is not implementing the law as intended. EPA held a public hearing …

ethanol, ZimmPoll

Iowa Cattleman Shows Support for Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa cattle producer and ethanol advocate Bill Couser was a man on a mission last week in Washington DC with the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Fly-In. Couser finally got a sit down with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to talk about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and other issues. “I was able to schedule a half hour with …

Cattle, EPA, ethanol, Government