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ACE says No. 33 race car will feature special-edition paint scheme at Martinsville Speedway...

The American Ethanol coalition announced yesterday that the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet race car will feature a special-edition American Ethanol paint scheme at this weekend's Martinsville Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race....

USDA study shows ethanol creates both feed and fuel

Nearly 40 percent of the corn used for ethanol goes directly back into the feed supply as a high-protein animal feed, according to a recently released report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic...

House hearing kicks up dust

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing today to consider legislation offered by South Dakota Republican Representative Kristi Noem that would prohibit further EPA regulation of farm dust as well as exclude...

Bowyer, American Ethanol spokesman, won his first race of the year at Talladega Superspeedway

Kansas native and American Ethanol spokesman, Clint Bowyer, won his first race of the year in dramatic fashion at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday as he raced to the front in the last lap to...

6 elected National FFA officers for 2011-12 at close of 2011 National FFA Convention

Six students from throughout the country were elected National FFA officers for 2011-12, an announcement made to a packed and excited house of FFA members at Conseco Fieldhouse today to officially close the 84th...

North Dakota student receives Star Farmer award at 2011 National FFA Convention

What began as a two-acre onion crop in 2005 has since expanded to a 640-acre diversified crop farm for Cole Vculek. It could be just the beginning, as he hopes to farm up to...

NCGA sends off Director of Biofuel Programs and Business Development Cline with Best Wishes

The National Corn Growers Association sends off Jamey Cline with gratitude for his service and best wishes for the future. Cline departs the position of Director of Biofuel Programs and Business Development after nearly...

Register now for ASA State Leaders Summit and Soybean Leadership College

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) 2012 Soybean Leadership College, including the pre-college session State Leaders Summit, is scheduled for Jan. 4-6, 2012, in Saint Louis. This is an opportunity for current and emerging leaders...

$23 billion cut recommended by Ag Committee leadership

Leaders of the Congressional Agriculture Committees told the debt-deficit super committee this week that mandatory agriculture and nutrition programs should take $23 billion in cuts as part of the overall effort to cut $1.5...

Legislation introduced to prevent ranches from being regulated as toxic waste dumps

Senators Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) this week introduced the “Superfund Common-Sense Act of 2011” (S. 1729), which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the courts from imposing what the...

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