‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’ Summertime Restriction on E15 Comes to End for…

first_img ‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’ Summertime Restriction on E15 Comes to End for Year 1 of 2 Home Indiana Agriculture News ‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’ Summertime Restriction on E15 Comes to End for Year SHARE Dave Hudak (C) presenting US Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R) Growth Energy’s 2018 “Fueling Growth” Award. Also pictured is Indiana Ethanol Producers Association’s Tim Phelps (L). Dave Hudak (L) presenting Senator Joe Donnelly Growth Energy’s 2018 “Fueling Growth” Award. Also pictured, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor and Indiana Ethanol Producers Association’s Tim Phelps. By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter Restrictions on summertime E15 sales, which President Trump has called “ridiculous” and “unnecessary”, ended Sunday. Back in late July, President Trump indicated his administration was “very close” to allowing year-round sales of E15. It was over two weeks ago when Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue told a crowd at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa that President Trump called him just moments before he took the microphone.“He said you get with that EPA administrator and you bring me something next week that I can announce.”Dave Hudak is the General Manager of POET Biorefining in Alexandria. He just returned from DC as part of the Growth Energy annual Biofuels Summit and heard from Secretary Perdue. Hudak says Perdue did not elaborate on what the holdup is.“Secretary Perdue said that it was imminent, but he could not define imminent. So, it’s coming. We just don’t know when that’s going to happen, but it is going to happen.”I asked Hudak why it was important for the restriction on year-round E15 sales to be taken care of now as opposed to closer to next summer’s restriction period.“Things in Washington don’t move very quickly, so it’s very important to get things done now. There will be a comment period EPA will have to go through. A lot of red tape as you can imagine. So, it’s going to take months for this to actually get put in place.”He also said retailers are waiting for this to become reality.“Many of the retailers are saying, ‘I can’t sell year-round. Why would I put it in?’ So, once this is allowed to be sold year-round that gives them the incentive now to put the infrastructure in to enable them to offer the higher blends. such as E15 or E20 even.”While in DC, Hudak said he met with many members of the Indiana delegation, and he says they are continuing to champion higher blends of ethanol and protecting the Renewable Fuels Standard.The Renewable Fuels Association and six other groups wrote to the president this week, urging his administration to follow through and provide farmers and ethanol producers with expanded access to markets and new sources of demand at a time when agricultural and biofuel markets are struggling.“EPA’s nonsensical restriction on E15 is preventing consumers from saving money at the pump precisely when prices are typically at their highest and is hamstringing further expansion in the marketplace,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “President Trump has repeatedly said he wants the summertime E15 ban to end, yet inexplicably EPA has been dragging its feet. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has already destructed demand for more than 2.25 billion gallons of biofuel. With the corn and ethanol industries hurting, EPA needs to act now to provide new value-added market opportunities and ensure consumers have consistent access to lower priced, higher octane E15.”Some information in this piece was contributed by the Renewable Fuels Association. ‘Unnecessary’ and ‘Ridiculous’ Summertime Restriction on E15 Comes to End for Year Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleIs Progress Being Made on Trade?Next articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 17, 2018 Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Releases “Upward” Video In Anticipation Of Denver NYE Run

first_imgProgressive jam titans Umphrey’s McGee have just finished up their 11th annual tropical getaway, Dominican Holidaze. Now, all eyes are on the band’s upcoming New Year’s Eve run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO. This year’s three-night run marks the third time that Umphrey’s has brought their New Year’s run to the venue, having brought their NYE festivities to the Fillmore in 2013 and 2015.Umphrey’s McGee Drops Futuristic Techno-Romp Music Video For “The Silent Type”The band’s New Year’s runs are must-see affairs for hardcore Umphrey’s fans, as the band typically delivers standout performances on each night of their run—they are often joined by a horn section, and they tend to book some of the best up-and-comers that supported them on tour throughout the year. The band also uses New Year’s runs to workshop new songs, taking the opportunity to debut new material or showcase material that they’ve been workshopping over the course of the year.Umphrey’s McGee Extends 2018 Tour With Marcus King Band, BIG Something, Organ Freeman, & MoreBack in 2015, “Upward” was still a new-ish song—after its debut at Summer Camp Music Festival in 2014, Umphrey’s performed the song a handful of times on the road and at a few festivals. “Upward” is one big, emotional build towards an eventual climax, and the band quickly learned that it worked coming out of a long piece of improvisation as a landing pad for huge jams with a built-in euphoric peak.When the band hit Denver in 2015 for their New Year’s run, they dropped a memorable version of “Upward” that capped off an impressive “Robot World” > “Resolution” > “In The Kitchen” second-set opening segment. It cemented the song as one of their brightest new pieces of material, as another impressive arrow in Umphrey’s McGee’s eclectic musical quiver.In honor of this year’s forthcoming New Year’s run in Denver, Umphrey’s McGee has released a video of this memorable moment from 2015 when the band showed the true potential “Upward”. Check out the video below, and don’t miss Umphrey’s McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium from December 29th through 31st!To purchase tickets for Umphrey’s McGee’s New Year’s Run, visit the band’s website.[Photo: Ojeda Photography]last_img read more

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Indian High Commissioner to assist in agricultural projects.

first_img Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Photo credit: wsstp.eduAn Agriculture Scientist accompanied by two other technical staff from the Ministry of Agriculture in India will visit Dominica in June, to explore ways to boost the agriculture sector here.Indian High Commissioner to Dominica Mala Mishra says Dr. Victor Kummer will be here in June, as the second phase of cooperation in agriculture between the two countries.He told a press conference this morning, that sites have been identified in Castle Bruce for several pilot projects.“I am very happy to say that Dr. Kummer will be here again. He along with two other technical experts will be here for one month. There is a place called Castle Bruce where a site has been identified to have some pilot projects on banana and plantain,” he said.He said the projects will be completely based on Indian technology.“…we will transfer what we have developed in India to Dominica,” he added.Mishra says the government of India is also seeking to develop expertise in Dominica’s horticulture sector.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Indian High Commissioner to assist in agricultural projects. by: – April 14, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

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Ameen-Moore sheds weight in anticipation of increased role

first_img Published on August 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Prince-Tyson Gulley and Jerome Smith’s styles meshed well, but only Gulley will suit up for Syracuse this season.When asked if the Orange will lack a power running back with Smith departing to the NFL, Gulley shook his head and smiled, an even bigger runner on his mind.“Not at all. People will see A.D.,” he said, referring to senior Adonis Ameen-Moore. “He’s another one of those guys. We’ve still got a power runner in the backfield.”In the past two seasons, Smith was the thunder and Gulley the lightning for the Orange’s rushing attack. Gulley returns and the backfield has plenty of options, but Smith’s not one of them. A leaner Ameen-Moore is now SU’s likely short-yardage option, where his 5-foot-11, approximately 240-pound build made him the anchor of the “tank package” two years ago. “Naturally you think Adonis will be that guy,” SU running backs coach DeAndre Smith said. “He’s a big physical kid, gets downhill, so I’m expecting him to be that guy and take that role.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGulley has the speed and George Morris II seems poised for a breakout year. Devante McFarlane averaged more than six yards per carry last season and the coaches have raved about freshman Ervin Phillips.Syracuse’s group of backs is deep, but Ameen-Moore is still the team’s largest runner.Thanks to improved eating habits, the senior said he’s lost about five pounds since last year — contrary to the 246 pounds he’s currently listed at on SU’s roster. “Adonis, what I’ve seen is ‘Less is more,’” head coach Scott Shafer said. “He lost some good weight. He looks quicker, more agile out there.”During the Doug Marrone era two years ago, offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett threw Ameen-Moore into a revamped goal-line package dubbed the “tank package.” The result was five rushing touchdowns, which ranked him second on the team despite playing in just six games.But as Smith and Gulley combined for 1,370 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, Ameen-Moore became a non-factor, totaling just 26 yards on five carries all season.“I wasn’t really having a big role, so I was kind of just letting back and wasn’t doing too much,” he said. “Cutting weight wasn’t something that was hard for me. It wasn’t something I haven’t done before.”In the past, Ameen-Moore said, he’d go all day without eating and then would have one big meal at the end of the day, which led to the weight increase. Now he makes sure he consistently has smaller meals throughout the day and keeps his metabolism going.He and the coaches are both happy with his weight, though he would like to drop an additional five pounds soon.If the Orange wants size and brute force, though, Ameen-Moore is ready to contribute that.“I’m the biggest one, but I can do a lot of things that they can do. And they can do a lot of things that I can do,” Ameen-Moore said. “Hopefully I can come in and show the coaches I can have a more significant role with the team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Running back coach Smith hopes Ameen-Moore can provide downhill runninglast_img read more

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