AMY'S RANCH SLANTS My (Husband's) Little Pony
Some of my stories gather a lot of interest but not to the degree that my husband sometimes does. He draws a lot of attention and gets all kinds of looks over his car.
Its a sweet little ride called ... Posted on 2/11/11 at 8:00 PM
FARGO, N.D. — Bart Schott planted his first corn crop in 1977. Since then, the North Dakota farmer and corn industry leader has watched the crop’s popularity explode across the state. Enthusiasm for the crop in North Dakota and elsewhere on the Northern Plains is particularly strong this spring.
WASHINGTON — Ethanol and farm groups praised a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision on Feb. 17 to approve a higher level ethanol blend known as E15, but the Environmental Working Group announced a campaign to discourage consumers from using it, and an Agriculture Department economist said he did not think it will win acceptance soon.
WASHINGTON — The Coalition for E85, a group of retailers, producers and equipment manufacturers, has issued a call to action to members, retailers and other supporters of E85 to contact their senators and representatives and urge them to support the inclusion of E85 in the Alternative Fuel Credit in the tax extenders package currently under review.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent announcement that E15 has been approved for use in vehicles 2007 and newer was a long overdue but welcome decision that will benefit South Dakota producers by beginning to expand markets for ethanol across the nation.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Merle Boucher says incumbent Republican Doug Goehring (GORE’-ing) should help farmers comply with new federal fuel tank rules instead of complain about them.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is working on a label for ethanol blends at the pump. Minnesota Farmers Union is urging the FTC to use labels that are accurate, descriptive, and not harmful to the ethanol blends so that consumers who drive flex-fuel vehicles can have a real, home-grown, domestic fuel choice.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As a farmer, rancher, businessman, former lawmaker and current president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, it won’t surprise you that I support making renewable and homegrown fuels more widely available.
But just like you, I am also a consumer.
A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
By Seth Tupper, Forum Communications Co.
January 27, 2010
The fuel supply folks in Grand Forks need to step up to the plate and get some ethanol pumps installed. The region has a lot of customers who would use higher blends. There are a lot of people here who are anxious to do what’s right for America.
An ethanol industry leader from Aberdeen says about 20 percent of the industry has shifted to low gear.
Bill Paulsen is board chairman of South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association and a vice president for Advanced Bioenergy, which owns the Heartland Grain Fuels ethanol plant in Aberdeen.
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