Monthly Archives: June 2013

Supreme Court rejects E15 ethanol challenge

June 28, 2013
Supreme Court rejects E15 ethanol challenge

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — On Monday, June 24, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the American Petroleum Institute, the oil industry’s chief lobbying group, to block sales of the high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15. The justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that dismissed challenges by the oil...

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IFAMA selects new president

June 28, 2013

ATLANTA — Thad Simons, president and CEO of Novus International, has been selected as the new president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) board of directors. He will succeed Mary Shelman, director of the agribusiness program at Harvard Business School. During his two-year term, Simons specifically seeks to focus the organization’s...

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Motorcyclists rally against E15 ethanol

June 27, 2013
Motorcyclists rally against E15 ethanol

WASHINGTON — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) recently hosted 100 motorcyclists on Capitol Hill for the AMA “E15 Fuel for thought Lobby Day” to highlight problems from $15 fuel in motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle engines. E15 is a gasoline formulation that contains up to 5 percent ethanol per volume. The AMA noted that although...

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CFIA plans summer convention

June 27, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Feed Industry Association will hold its Summer Convention and Feed Production School on July 18-20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Feed Production School will replace the school previously held in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. The Fall Swine and Poultry Conferences, however, will be held at their usual time and location on...

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Tyson acquires assets of California food company

June 26, 2013
Tyson acquires assets of California food company

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. has acquired the assets of Circle Foods LLC, a producer of frozen and refrigerated handheld Mexican foods, uncooked tortillas and Indian flatbreads, from Claridge, officials of both companies have announced. California-based Circle Foods has been in business for 25 years and is known for branded products that include...

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