Wednesday, September 30, 2020

AoA Commentary

RFS 2.0

The passage of the Renewable Fuels Standard 15 years ago was probably the most significant event in the development of the biofuels industry in this country.  It was intended to help establish a domestic...

Political Theater

While many of us are tired of politics there’s no denying that we are living in historic political times.  Decisions that will be made this year will have long lasting impact on our country....

Do as I Say Not as I Did

The third week of September is recognized as National Farm Safety week.  This annual observance dates back to the 1940’s and continues to be an important reminder for all of us.  This year’s theme...

Better Late Than Never

Reports of the Trump Administration’s decision to deny so called “gap year” requests for waivers to the Renewable Fuels Standard were welcome news to a struggling biofuels industry.  After months of hearing from concerned...

Almost Like Old Times

I did something this past week I hadn’t done in 6 months.  I went on a business trip!  I actually packed a bag and my broadcast equipment and drove 5 hours to Boone, Iowa...

Credit or Blame

Have you ever watched a movie and then later talked with someone else who saw it and while discussing it you wonder if you both saw the same movie?  We are going through that...

Credit or Blame

Have you ever watched a movie and then later talked with someone else who saw it and while discussing it you wonder if you both saw the same movie?  We are going through that...

Missed Opportunity

At a recent campaign stop in Iowa Vice President Pence really missed an opportunity to hit a home run with the Trump Administration’s base in rural America.  While he made points for scaled-back regulations...

Not in the Bin Yet

The hits in 2020 just keep coming.  In the midst of a pandemic, we now have Derecho, a system of straight-line winds that have left extensive crop and structural damage.  Assessment of the damage...

Careful What You Wish For

In what now seems a much simpler time, people used to complain that rules and laws were decided in small, smoke filled rooms in secret by a handful of politicians.  Transparency we thought was...

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