Drivers Can Support Home-Grown Ethanol, Save Money This Holiday Weekend

first_img Gas prices are currently averaging over $3.80 a gallon nationally. The oil companies have blamed Hurricane Issac – but Growth Energy says reports are coming in that damage to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico suffered little, if any damage. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the oil market is volatile – but ethanol has served as a stabilizing factor that can help control costs by providing a level of certainty. He says ethanol – which currently makes up 10-percent of the nation’s fuel supply – has helped prevent extreme spikes in gas prices. As drivers hit the roads for Labor Day weekend – Growth Energy notes those consumers driving flex fuel vehicles can see substantial savings by filling up with E85. The national average price for E85 is around $3.42 per gallon.To find the nearest flex pumps – consumers can visit the www dot ethanolretailer dot com ( website launched by Growth Energy in June. A flex fuel finder app was also launched so on-the-go consumers can find the nearest station with higher blends of ethanol – of identify those stations along their planned travel route. Buis says the ethanol industry is committed to giving consumers a choice when they fill up. He says they can support foreign oil or support the American economy and energy independence by filling up with less expensive, home-grown American ethanol. SHARE Previous articleDrought Puts New Technology to the TestNext articleUSDA Releases FY 2012 & 2013 Export Forecasts Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Energy Drivers Can Support Home-Grown Ethanol, Save Money This Holiday Weekend By Gary Truitt – Aug 30, 2012 center_img Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Drivers Can Support Home-Grown Ethanol, Save Money This Holiday Weekend Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Introducing Flyte: the New FFA Mascot

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Introducing Flyte: the New FFA Mascot Previous articleIndiana Says Hello and Goodbye to National FFA ConventionNext articleGrains Council Says EU Approval Opens Doors to DDG Exports Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2012 Flyte’s website is He’s on Twitter @FlyteTheOwl. Appearances earlier this year at the Indiana State Fair and Victory Field are up on National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Facebook Twitter For the first time in its 85-year history, the National FFA Organization has an official mascot – an adorable, approachable, feathery and highly playful great horned owl. Flyte the Owl is the chief brand ambassador of the National FFA Organization and arrives in town tomorrow to help kick off the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo. The seven-foot-tall character has a busy week of appearances at special events and functions at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana State Fairgrounds and several other venues throughout the city. Flyte was created to serve as a head-turning champion for FFA and agricultural education. He’ll help spread the message that today’s FFA helps develop knowledge and skills that students need as they prepare for careers in science, business, marketing, food production or any of the more than 300 agriculture-related fields that exist today. Introducing Flyte: the New FFA Mascot SHARE Source: FFA SHARE Facebook Twitter The huggable Flyte is a creation of Street Characters in Calgary, Ontario, Canada, the industry leader in character creation. Street Characters has created hundreds of characters for NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS and minor-league teams, colleges and universities and secondary schools. “I am always extremely impressed by our artists and production team but when Flyte became a reality, the costume just blew me away,” said Aubrey Fishman, director of marketing at Street Characters. “The detail. The expressions. How real he looks and feels. The National FFA Organization was great to work with on this project and we hope that Flyte serves as an engaging brand ambassador for FFA for many years to come.”last_img read more

House Democrats Expresses Strong Opposition to House Nutrition Bill

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News House Democrats Expresses Strong Opposition to House Nutrition Bill SHARE House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson expressed his strong opposition to H.R. 3102 on the House floor Thursday – calling the bill another example of the Republican Majority’s misplaced priorities. Peterson noted his nearly four years of work on the farm bill and his belief it would be possible to find middle ground and make reasonable, responsible reforms to nutrition programs. But according to Peterson – the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013 isn’t reasonable or responsible. He said partisan amendments that led to the failure of the Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan farm bill are included in the bill. Peterson added there is no reason to pass the bill.He said the notion the House must pass this bill to go to farm bill conference is not true. For one – he said H.R. 2642 could be conferenced with the Senate’s farm bill. In addition – Peterson said H.R. 3102 wouldn’t go anywhere in the Senate or be signed by the President. All the bill would do – he said – is make it harder – if not impossible – to pass a new farm bill this Congress.The bill contains twice as much in cuts as the House Agriculture Committee originally sought for the program and it was devised by a task force led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) after an integrated farm bill failed on the House floor this summer. The House later passed a bill just dealing with the rest of the farm bill, including crop subsidies and crop insurance, before the August recess.Rural Republicans appeared torn on the new bill, which has 10 times the level of cuts to the food stamp program as the Senate-passed farm bill. The difference could make it impossible to complete a planned House-Senate farm bill conference.”You’re talking about $40 billion in cuts vs. $4 billion, which is a huge gap,” said Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.). “We need that farm bill and cannot do an extension of the Pelosi farm bill. If that happens we are really going to get screamed at the town halls.”Farm bill supporter Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) who is whipping the food stamp bill, predicted that it would pass and that some compromise with the Senate will be found “It will pass and we will get a farm bill,” he predicted.The measure gets its savings by preventing states from waiving work requirements for recipients.Source: NAFB News Service By Gary Truitt – Sep 19, 2013 House Democrats Expresses Strong Opposition to House Nutrition Bill Facebook Twitter Previous articleWRRDA Makes it Through One House CommitteeNext articleFarm Groups Call for Farm Bill Action With Passage of House Nutrition Bill Gary Truittlast_img read more

Western New York Energy Newest Growth Energy Member

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Pork Joins with ISDA to Feed the HungryNext articleUSDA Announces Programs to Help Sheep Producers Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy Western New York Energy Newest Growth Energy Member Western New York Energy Newest Growth Energy Member Tuesday, Growth Energy, the largest trade association for U.S. ethanol producers and supporters, welcomed Western New York Energy LLC as its newest member. Western New York Energy is located in Medina, N.Y. “We are excited that Western New York Energy has joined the Growth Energy team,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Western New York Energy is an outstanding, locally owned company that provides jobs for the people of New York that cannot be outsourced, reduces our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and improves our environment.” Michael Sawyer, President and CEO of Western New York Energy, commended the partnership stating, “By joining Growth Energy, we will be able to further our mission of developing the full potential of western New York’s renewable resources and solidify our commitment to clean, renewable and domestic energy.”Western New York Energy LLC processes approximately 20 million bushels of corn into over 55 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is blended with gasoline throughout western New York. The facility also produces 160,000 tons of highly nutritious animal feed for the region. Source: Growth Energy By Andy Eubank – Jul 29, 2014 SHARElast_img read more

So Far, So Good on Crop Development

first_img So Far, So Good on Crop DevelopmentRyan PeilWhile it is very early in the growing season and is a long way to harvest, so far, we are off to a very good start.Once we finally got planters rolling, the pace was fast, the soil worked up well, and emergence has been quick with plenty of heat and soil moisture.While timely rains are needed in some areas, Ryan Piel, with DuPont Pioneer, says things look good for the most part. “There is not a lot out there that I am worried about,” he said. “If we got some heavy rain, we could have some crusting issues, but so far we are off to a good start.” Certainly this is a different situation than a year ago.Piel says even weed pressure is not proving to be a major issue at this point, “I had some concerns early about if the herbicides were working with the cold weather, but things have warmed up and we have the moisture to activate the chemicals. I have not seen any early weed problems.”  He added that emergence has been even which is good for pollination down the road. Home Indiana Agriculture News So Far, So Good on Crop Development SHARE So Far, So Good on Crop Development SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 16, 2018 Previous articleSenate Farm Bill Markup Expected SoonNext articlePlanting Finished? Get Scouting! Gary Truittlast_img read more

DE Tuaua, WR Petties-Wilson return to practice

first_imgReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) takes a hard hit from TCU defensive end Mike Tuaua (93) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Leidner left the game after the play. TCU won 30-7. (AP Photo/LM Otero) Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 printTCU defensive end Mike Tuaua and wide receiver Andre Petties-Wilson were back practicing with the the team on Wednesday.Tuaua and Petties-Wilson were suspended from the team just less a month ago after an off-campus incident on Sept. 4, in which they allegedly assaulted a TCU student and stole a case of Keystone Light beer. The two were arrested by Fort Worth police Sept. 22 on a felony complaint of robbery and bodily injury.Head coach Gary Patterson said in his post-practice interview Wednesday that Tuaua and Petties-Wilson had finished the university’s discipline process on Tuesday. Patterson said they have been cleared only by the university.Holly Ellman, associate director of communications at TCU, confirmed that Tuaua and Petties-Wilson have completed TCU’s disciplinary hearing process.Patterson did not state whether or not the two will play this weekend.“For both my student-athletes and the other students, I’m just sad that the situation happened,” Patterson said. “Hopefully my guys learn from it.”Tuaua and Petties-Wilson missed the past three games as part of their suspensions.Elizabeth Campbell also reported on this story. Previous articleSDS launches new financial literacy programNext articleGirl Scouts to participate in the homecoming parade Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka Twitter Dean Straka Facebook Dean Straka Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Facebook Twitter ReddIt + posts Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Civil rights oral history project expands in 2016

first_imgBallet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Linkedin Twitter printOne professor’s effort to create an oral history on civil rights activists is now going statewide, thanks to a federal grant.The Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, led by Assistant Professor of History Dr. Max Krochmal, is working to conduct a statewide study of African-American, Mexican-American and white civil rights activists throughout Texas. Researchers for the project interview civil rights activists from all ethnicity groups.Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Max Krochmal.Dr. Krochmal said the grant, given by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has allowed the project to expand the statewide study and reach more major field sites.Dr. Krochmal said the funding will allow the project to hire 12 graduate students as full-time research assistants for summer 2016.“We’re able to reach far more places,” Krochmal said. “More people will be represented in their own words.”The research assistants will conduct two months of research at 15 different sites throughout Texas.“Now we get to branch out and go to even more places,” said Katherine Bynum, who worked as one of four research assistants on the project last summer. Bynum said her experience as a research assistant for the project was very rewarding.Additional funding from the grant will allow the research assistants to collect 300 more interviews this summer, Bynum said.Bynum said she is currently processing the interviews that were collected last summer. The interviews are being edited into video clips and are being added to the website’s online database.Jacob Brown, a digital services librarian at TCU, highlighted the importance of having the activists’ recordings accessible.Katherine Bynum interviewing Mr. Andrew Melontree.“I think it’s really good to have what these people have to say recorded and archived in a place where people can find them; because they won’t be around forever,” Brown said.Brown worked with Dr. Krochmal to build the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project website.The project received 111 applications for the research assistant position last summer. Dr. Krochmal said he hopes to exceed that number for this upcoming summer. Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project Staff:Left to right: David Robles, Moises Acuna-Gurrolla, Sandra Enriquez, Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, Katherine Bynum, Dr. Todd Moye, Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, and Dr. Max Krochmal. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor + posts Abbey Block Twitter Linkedin Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Abbey Block center_img ReddIt Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap Abbey Block The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Abbey Block Abbey Block ReddIt Facebook Previous articleMarket Square makes changes in response to student complaintsNext articleFort Worth Community Votes on School Calendar Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weeklast_img read more

Chancellor and students react to Trump’s executive order; campus protest planned for Thursday

first_imgShane Battis Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats President Donald Trump signs an executive order on extreme vetting during an event at the Pentagon in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh) Twitter Shane Battis Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Shane Battis Shane Battis printTCU hosts six students from Iran, Somalia and Sudan: Three of the seven countries listed in President Trump’s travel ban, according to the 2016 TCU Fact Book.The order sparked protests nationwide and abroad after it was announced that the government had suspended travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.Amal Khan, a junior biology major and co-president of TCU’s Muslim Student Association, questioned if the move was legal.“I was shocked that it was implemented at all since it’s illegal,” he said. “Banning people based solely on religion is discriminatory and un-American. I can’t imagine the pain and suffering so many families are going through right now.”Religion was not cited in the order as the reason for the ban. Former mayor of New York Rudy Guiliani spoke on FOX News defending the rationale of the order as focusing on “areas of the world that create danger for us.”The order bans travelers coming from these countries until the Secretary of Homeland Security, the State Department, and the Director of National Intelligence determine that they are not a threat to the United States. The order says the visa-issuance process “plays a crucial role” in figuring out whether these people have ties to terrorism.Trump cited the 9/11 attacks as a disaster caused by poor vetting.“Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder nearly 3,000 Americans,” the president wrote.None of the hijackers in the attacks, however, originated from countries listed in the travel ban.Greg Carr, a junior nutrition sciences major and members of the Islamic Association of Tarrant County, thinks the Trump administration needs to adjust its focus.“There is not a single fatal terrorist attack in the U.S. by an immigrant from those seven countries,” Carr said. “Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt are exempt, yet these are the countries where the 9/11 hijackers were from. The intention seems to be more about pandering to an irrational fear of terrorism. For example, there have been 230,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, but only 123 deaths caused by Muslim extremists. I think we are distracted from the real issues here.”Carr also spoke about promoting unity as he wants people in the community to meet Muslims and educate themselves about Islam. He recommended visiting the Masjid Al Ibrahimi, a religious center located on 4901 Diaz Ave. to learn more.The march is set for Thursday at 12:00 p.m.. (Photo courtesy of the TCU Middle East Studies Program Facebook page)Some students have advertised a protest planned for Thursday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. where demonstrators will gather in front of Founder’s Statue for a march.The event, according to professor Hanan Hammad, who organized the march, is meant to show solidarity with international students, minority communities, reject discrimination and to “demand policies that are compassionate towards the weak and the disadvantaged; towards the refugees, the immigrants, and the undocumented.”Chancellor Victor Boschini released a statement Tuesday addressing the travel ban affirming TCU’s value of cultural diversity and its international students and faculty.“Above all, I urge each of you to remember who we are at TCU: we are ALL members of the Horned Frog family,” he wrote. “We have a special culture here that we all must work to protect and nurture.”He also reminded students and faculty that resources like TCU International Services (817)-257-7292 and Human Resources (817)-257-7790 are available to whoever needs them. + posts center_img Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Facebook Shane Battis Facebook ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Linkedin Twitter Previous articleBoschini: TCU monitoring travel ban effectsNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 10 – The Bachelor, SAG Awards and more) Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

39th Cowtown Marathon kicks off Saturday

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Kirsten Stevenson Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Twitter ReddIt Facebook Previous article“The Great Wall” is a hollow and flimsy blockbusterNext articleActors allow student nurses to be independent Kirsten Stevenson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This author does not have any more posts. printA Fort Worth spring time tradition, The Cowtown Marathon, is almost here. The Cowtown is the largest multi-event road race in North Texas. This will be the 39th year that The Cowtown has taken place in Fort Worth.Although the online registration deadline has passed, you can still register at The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, Friday Feb. 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Center in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall.If you’re not a runner, The Cowtown Marathon Health & Fitness Expo may be more your speed. It is a free event where different vendors showcase their products, and there will be speakers there to educate people on healthy every day habits.The actual race festivities begin Feb. 25 and there are multiple races to participate in. The first day of the marathon will consist of the adult 10K and 5K races, and the Cook Children’s 5K. The second day of the event will be the Ultra Marathon presented by Miller Light.The Cowtown Marathon has a race for just about every experience level. The time limits for the races vary as the Miller Light Ultra Marathon is over seven hours, while the adult 5K is only an hour and a half.All races will begin at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, and end on Gendy Street.In addition to the traditional races, The Cowtown Board of Directors created a program named C.A.L.F., which stands for Children’s Activities for Life and Fitness. The program provides grants and running shoes to over 5,800 local school children, while striving for the main goal of keeping kids active all year long, according to a Cowtown press release.The Cowtown also partners with other organizations like Team RWB and the Alzheimer’s Association.For more information, click here. Linkedin Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

The Skiff: Jan. 23, 2020

first_imgLinkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Drew Mitchell A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Facebook Twitter Drew Mitchell Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Life in Fort Worth + posts printVolume 118, Issue 14: Welcome back!Also: Volleyball player announces transfer to UCLA, men’s basketball loses two straight gamesFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Previous articleWomen’s basketball falls in battle with No. 2 BaylorNext article‘Unchartered territory’ as Trump impeachment trial begins in the Senate Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchell Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Linkedin Facebook Twitter TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines ReddIt Drew Mitchell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Drew Mitchell The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Jan. 23, 2020By Drew Mitchell – January 23, 2020 122 last_img read more

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