RFA adds Farmers Business Network/Gradable as associate member

By Renewable Fuels Association | January 31, 2022

The Renewable Fuels Association today welcomed Farmers Business Network/Gradable as its newest associate member. FBN is an independent ag tech platform and farmer-to-farmer network with a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers around the world while working towards a sustainable future. Its products and services include crop inputs such as seed, crop protection, and livestock feed and health products; financial products including loans, crop insurance, and health insurance; and sustainability solutions through the Gradable platform, including carbon and environmental market opportunities.

“We’re excited to welcome FBN and Gradable to the RFA team. We look forward to working with them as the ethanol industry continues to develop new and creative solutions to address emerging market opportunities and challenges,” said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “As ethanol’s role in reducing carbon emissions continues to grow in importance, it is crucial that renewable fuel producers and farmers have the tools to track and quantify the low-carbon benefits of innovative practices and technologies. FBN and Gradable bring those tools and solutions to the table.”

“Farmers Business Network is excited to join the Renewable Fuels Association,” said Ken Barbic, FBN’s head of policy and global government relations. “At this time, farmers are facing challenges to their profitability from many different angles. Effective biofuel policy and market opportunities are key to stabilizing that profitability mix for many growers and we are excited to work together with RFA on these issues. Additionally, FBN and Gradable are working to provide growers with premium market opportunities through quantifiable practices that lead to reductions in carbon intensity, and we believe biofuels hold tremendous promise in this effort. FBN is eager to expand our work with RFA to achieve positive outcomes that benefit both the biofuel sector and the family farmers who support it.”

Click here for more information on FBN. Click here for more information on the value of an RFA membership and click here for a list of current members. RFA’s associate members participate in industry events and networking opportunities; receive routine updates on legislative, market development, membership, education and outreach, technical and research, and communications issues; and inclusion in the member directories. They also can participate in RFA’s Technical, New Uses, Environmental Health & Safety, and Co-Products Committees and provide input on RFA policy, activities, and priorities.