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Minn. officials, ag leaders applaud ruling voiding refinery waivers
January 28, 2020 - 4:14pm
ST. PAUL — Regional elected officials, agricultural groups and biofuel supporters on Tuesday, Jan. 28, applauded a U.S. court of appeals decision...
USDA seeks input from business, ag workers on new ethanol incentive program
January 16, 2020 - 9:27am
WASHINGTON - Business professionals, ag workers and others are invited to provide input to the U.S.
Walz launches biofuels council to offset hit to farmers from ethanol waivers
September 16, 2019 - 4:34pm
PLATO, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Sept. 16 signed an executive order establishing a Minnesota Biofuels Council, a body that will assess...
New central South Dakota ethanol plant reaches full speed
June 17, 2019 - 11:46am
ONIDA, S.D. — About four years after dirt first was moved on the site just south of Onida, Ringneck Energy’s ethanol plant finally is in...
Area U.S. senators applaud decision for year-round E15 fuel
October 9, 2018 - 6:08pm
WASHINGTON -- Midwest U.S. senators are pleased with the news that President Donald Trump’s administration will initiate the process to make...
AgweekTV: Elevator Embezzlement in Minnesota
September 22, 2018 - 8:30am
Manager alleged to have stolen $2 million from co-op grain elevator in Ashby, Minn. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the...
Red Trail president speaks up for ethanol production
August 20, 2018 - 7:08am
RICHARDTON, N.D. — Now more than ever, farmers who believe in the future of ethanol need to speak up for it, says Gerald Bachmeier, president...
Two-hour, private visit by Pruitt to SD farm included roundtable event
June 13, 2018 - 9:25pm
RELIANCE — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited a central South Dakota farm on Wednesday, and state farmers...
SD Corn Growers plan to give Pruitt the cold shoulder during visit
June 12, 2018 - 4:08pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt will visit South Dakota on Wednesday, June 13, but the...
New bill pushes to allow greater ethanol blends
September 25, 2017 - 6:21pm
DICKINSON, N.D.—Corn and oil may sound like an unpleasant cocktail, but blending ethanol and gasoline has resulted in savings for consumers...
Trump might start trade war with Brazil over ethanol imports
August 8, 2017 - 4:48pm
President Donald Trump's America First rhetoric is doing no favors for U.S. ethanol producers, who are hoping to avoid a trade fight with fuel...
Tharaldson hits billionth gallon of ethanol, announces expansion
April 10, 2017 - 10:48am
CASSELTON, N.D. — Tharaldson Ethanol quietly marked its 1 billionth gallon of fuel ethanol production last week. The company also announced...
Twin Cities waste-to-ethanol plant would be first in nation
March 20, 2017 - 9:17am
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Dump it today, drive with it tomorrow. That’s the promise of the nation’s first waste-to-ethanol plant, proposed...
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
July 25, 2016 - 11:55am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A group of developers has plans to make ethanol from the stalks and leaves of North Dakota corn plants and wheat straw. New...
South Dakota ethanol industry calls for larger ethanol market
June 27, 2016 - 9:17am
WASHINGTON -- South Dakota’s $3.8 billion ethanol industry is facing a “glass ceiling,” according to officials. Every year, the Environmental...