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RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Leaders in the biofuels industry wrote President Donald Trump on Friday after learning Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had floated a proposal to the White House that would essentially cap prices for renewable identification number (RIN) credits at 10 cents apiece.

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A Look at the EPA: Recent Perspectives on the RFS and Agriculture

A Look at the EPA: Recent Perspectives on the RFS and Agriculture

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 4, 2017

Recall that in December of 2016, agricultural policy observers expressed some measure of unease with President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.  As The Wall Street Journal stated at the time, “After campaigning as a strong supporter of the use

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Senate Tax Bill Hits $1 Trillion Snag – DTN

Senate Tax Bill Hits $1 Trillion Snag – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 4, 2017

The vaunted Senate tax-cutting bill appeared to be sailing through on Thursday until a small number of GOP senators raised concerns over $1 trillion in added debt over the next decade.   The Senate will come back on Friday with a

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Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

👤From the EPA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in response to a request from the Trump administration EPA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals effectively extended the deadline for farmers to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at livestock operations

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Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Congress returns to Washington this week for what is scheduled to be a three-week session before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with an agenda filled with taxes and budget issues while three key nominees for agriculture positions remain unconfirmed.

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NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

NAFTA: Potential Ag Losses Increase Industry Anxiety – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 17, 2017

A group of 168 farm organizations and companies wrote all 50 governors on Tuesday seeking to defend the North American Free Trade Agreement, reflecting that agricultural groups are more than just a little worried about the prospect of President Donald

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NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 10, 2017

House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to finish the negotiations quickly to avoid a decline in U.S.

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RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Though no longer an adviser to President Donald Trump, billionaire energy investor Carl Icahn may now be the subject of a federal investigation related to his involvement with the Renewable Fuel Standard. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District

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Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Nov 8, 2017

The other shoe dropped on U.S.-Cuba relations today when the U.S. Treasury Department released follow-up guidance to President Trump’s June announcement that he would be tightening sanctions and travel restrictions on Cuba. The policy roll backs, including a State Department

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Trump Tax Reform Plan Gets Mixed Response from Farm Groups – DTN

Trump Tax Reform Plan Gets Mixed Response from Farm Groups – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 3, 2017

House Republicans released a long-awaited tax-reform and tax-cutting plan that lowers tax rates for corporations and families, but forces both businesses and families to give up or reduce some favorite long-standing tax breaks. “This is a complete redesign of the

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