What’s the deal with RINs?!

What’s the deal with RINs?!

What are they, and why are they important to corn farmers?Many farmers, when reading ag media over the past couple of weeks, have gotten acronym overload over a complicated but integral part of the Renewable Fuels Standard.  The topic has been discussed on...
Purdue University Analysis Confirms Potential Economic Fallout from Changes to RFS

Purdue University Analysis Confirms Potential Economic Fallout from Changes to RFS

St. Louis, Mo. (March 7, 2018) – Economists at Purdue University have analyzed the potential economic implications of a price cap on RINs in conjunction with an E15 RVP waiver. Their analysis finds that a price cap—even when paired with an RVP waiver–would...
NCGA Statement on White House RFS Meeting

NCGA Statement on White House RFS Meeting

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in response to today’s White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard.“For corn farmers, the question for the ongoing White House...
10-Cent RIN Price Cap Would be ‘Catastrophic’ for Renewable Fuels

10-Cent RIN Price Cap Would be ‘Catastrophic’ for Renewable Fuels

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new analysis issued by University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin finds that the impact of a 10-cent cap on RIN prices, as proposed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, would be “catastrophic” for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and “would...
Final 2018 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations Represent ‘Marked Improvement’ Over Proposal

Final 2018 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations Represent ‘Marked Improvement’ Over Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released yesterday its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.29 billion gallons (BG), of which 4.29 BG is advanced biofuel,...