An Important Message from Growth Energy.

At Capitaline Advisors we believe in bio fuels.  Growth Energy is a leading support group for America’s Ethanol Industry.  Please take time to look at this message and click the link to contact your legislators and stand up for Rural America!

An Important Alert from Growth Energy

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Stand Up for Rural America Today!

Dear Growth Force Supporter,
The EPA recently issued unwarranted RFS small refinery “hardship” waivers to a considerable number of oil refiners that are neither small nor experiencing the economic hardship that is necessary to qualify for a waiver. Last week, Growth Energy sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt outlining the significant issues with this approach, and asked that EPA immediately cease issuing small refinery waivers and pause any waiver applications currently being considered pending a full, transparent review and public comment process. Now we need you to add your voice to the discussion and tell your lawmakers to hold the EPA accountable for its actions.

Take Action Today!

The distribution of these waivers to larger refiners who are prospering economically completely contradicts the intent of the RFS and exceeds far beyond what Congress had intended when they included the small refiner exemption. These waivers set a dangerous precedent, and remove any incentive for exempted refiners to comply with the RFS and blend renewable biofuels.

As outlined in our advocacy action center, if this practice continues it would be devastating to biofuels, American farmers, and our rural economy. Some estimate that these actions could:
• Cut ethanol demand by 1.5 billion gallons
• Reduce corn demand by more than 500 million bushels

We need your voice, and ask that you reach out to your elected officials to let them know that the manner in which the EPA is administering these waivers is unreasonable, disingenuous, and significantly jeopardizes rural America. Use our action center today to ask your lawmakers to share their concerns with the EPA and put a stop to oil refiner handouts. The action center will allow you to contact your elected officials with just a few keystrokes and clicks, and should only take a minute! Once you’ve participated, please share the link with your personal and professional networks.

Growth Energy

New Team Member!

Capitaline Advisors is happy to announce the hiring of a new team member!


Doug Achtemeier has accepted the position of Vice President of Capital Markets.  Capitaline is excited to leverage Doug’s knowledge and experience to enhance Capitaline’s Core Team.

Doug will be responsible for raising capital from individuals and institutions to invest in Capitaline funds.  He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Economics and from Drake University, Des Moines, IA, where he received a MBA in Finance.  He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  After graduation from Drake University Doug spent 12 years at Principal Financial Group as an asset manager for joint venture real estate investments and as an advisor to investment companies in Central and South America.  He worked several years for registered investment advisors as a portfolio manager for individual and institutional clients.  Most recently Doug was a portfolio manager for institutional clients at Northern Trust.

Doug lives in Altadena, CA.  He owns a home and farmland in central Iowa where he grew up on a family farm.  He still enjoys hunting and fishing on the land.  He has been active in alumni fund raising for Washington University.  Doug is a past president of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and is the current secretary and a member of the executive committee.  He has one daughter living in San Francisco.

Agrimoney Live

Gordon will be speaking at the Agrimoney Live Investor Conference in London on May 23rd-25th.

This conference is focused on linking investors to the food chain.  Gordon’s topic of discussion is titled “Real Asset Investing: US v EU outlook and opportunities.”  Gordon will also sit on a panel that will focus on the topic of Impact Investing.  To learn more about the Agrimoney Live conference and its speakers please click the link below.

Impact Investing

With a focus on Impact investing, Capitaline strives to ensure good farming practices are being implemented and proper stewardship of the land we own and manage is being achieved for the long-term benefit of generations to come.