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U.S. Biofuel Producers Demand Govt. Respond to Brazilian Tariff

U.S. Biofuel Producers Demand Govt. Respond to Brazilian Tariff

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 7, 2017

Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the U.S. Grains Council are calling upon the U.S. government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s newly implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports, a trade barrier that threatens over $750 million in

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Biofuels: Public Comments Urge EPA to Change Renewable Fuel Volumes – DTN

Biofuels: Public Comments Urge EPA to Change Renewable Fuel Volumes – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 1, 2017

The public had until Thursday, Aug. 31, to have its say on the recently proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The total number of comments posted to regulations.gov hit 35,637 as of Tuesday. The agency

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Biodiesel: Projecting RINs Prices Under Different Policies

Biodiesel: Projecting RINs Prices Under Different Policies

👤By Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Introduction In a farmdoc daily article last week (August 23, 2017), we developed a simple economic model to predict D4 biodiesel RINs prices based on biodiesel prices, diesel prices, and the biodiesel tax credit. Empirical analysis using historical data shows

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2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In the last two columns, we talked about shiny new agricultural commodity policies that various individuals and groups develop with the goal of supporting farmers during periods of low prices or a one-year decline in the season average price paid

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National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

National Farmers Union Hires Biofuel Lobbyist to Push for Expansion – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 25, 2017

As the agriculture economy continues to struggle, members of the National Farmers Union recently decided they wanted the national organization to initiate a stronger push for the expansion of biofuels. The NFU responded this week by hiring veteran Washington biofuels

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Biodiesel: How to Think About RINs Prices Under Different Policies

Biodiesel: How to Think About RINs Prices Under Different Policies

👤by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Aug 24, 2017

Introduction Several recent farmdoc daily articles examined the role that biomass-based diesel (BBD) plays with respect to compliance with RFS mandates. Topics covered include: the amount of BBD required to fill the BBD mandate and also fill the advanced and conventional gaps, identifying

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Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Donna Funk, a principal for K-Coe Isom out of Kansas, had a tough task last week at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting trying to explain the status of tax reform and the impact on ethanol producers. Funk was

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Renewable Fuels Standard Court Decision Adds Clarity but Lacks Gallons

Renewable Fuels Standard Court Decision Adds Clarity but Lacks Gallons

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed issued its decision in the lawsuit over EPA’s interpretation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and its waiver authority (Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA, 2017

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Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?

Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?

👤By Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Introduction Biomass-based diesel, which includes both biodiesel and renewable diesel, plays a critical role in compliance with RFS mandates. Since 2013, biomass-based diesel (BBD) has been the “marginal gallon” for complying not only with the advanced mandate but also the

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Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 25, 2017

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will not take up a bill that would have allowed for E15 sales year-round before the August recess, the committee decided Thursday evening. Several media outlets had reported that the committee

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