Welcome to a new year in renewable fuels!

The Renewable Fuels Monthly Newsletter has been produced since 2008. As long-time readers will remember, Don Hofstrand and Dr. Bob Wisner have been instrumental in providing analysis and commentary related to the renewable fuels industry through this valuable newsletter. From 2008-2014, the newsletter was published by the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC), operated by the Value Added Agriculture Program at Iowa State Extension and Outreach (ISUEO), and was partially funded by the USDA. In early 2015, the newsletter moved to a partnership between AgMRC and the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI), an ISUEO program directed specifically at grain processing and handling.

The year 2016 brings further change to the Renewable Fuels Monthly Newsletter. With the new year, Hofstrand and Wisner will no longer be actively involved in authorship of the newsletter articles. Because newsletter subscribers continue to provide positive feedback on the usefulness and timeliness of the newsletter, AgMRC and IGQI sees value in continuing to provide the newsletter to industry participants and stakeholders. As such, a competitive bidding process was launched in late 2015 to determine who would continue the authorship of the newsletter. For at least 2016, the newsletter will now be authored by Decision Innovation Solutions, LLC of Urbandale, Iowa.

As the newsletter continues to grow and mature, we certainly look forward to hearing from our readers about ways to further enhance the value of the newsletter. As always, thanks for your interest!