USDA Baseline Background, Outlook, and Recent Projections Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019Last week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections to 2028, With a Focus on Trade,” by Mark Ash, […]

Biofuels: Small-Refinery Exemptions Discussed at House Committee Hearing Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported this week that, “The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about […]

Biofuels: EPA Blending Plan Disconnect- Additional Background on SREs Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019Last week, Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported that, “Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump. “The White House blessed it […]

Ag And Ethanol Groups Take Legal Action Against EPA’s Latest Blending Waivers Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019Biofuels and agriculture groups have filed a legal challenge against EPA’s approval of 31 additional small-refinery exemptions in August. The petition was filed yesterday in the U.S. Court of Appeals […]

Ethanol Plants Hack Away At Costs In Uncertain Market – DTN Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019Ethanol margins have seen significant improvement since Aug. 1, as plants have been cutting production costs, and ethanol prices have been on the rise. A number of ethanol plants have […]

Biofuel Blending Deal — Not As Advertised In Big Announcement – DTN Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019Trump administration officials assured dozens of representatives from agriculture and biofuels groups on an Oct. 3 phone briefing the EPA would use a three-year rolling average of small-refinery exemption volumes […]

Biofuels: Farmers, Lawmakers Dismayed Over Proposed EPA Ethanol Formula Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported yesterday that, “The Trump administration, in an effort to mend fences with the powerful corn lobby, proposed a new formula on Tuesday to boost biofuels demand, but the proposal […]

Biofuels Agreement Announcement Welcomed, Details Lacking Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2019Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Jacob Bunge reported on Friday that, “The Trump administration outlined a plan to boost biofuel demand, aiming to ease Farm Belt frustrations over recent changes to […]

Biofuels’ New Deal – Making it Right with Midwest Farmers – DTN Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019Looking to right the ship with Midwest farmers, the Trump administration on Friday released its long-awaited proposal to restore the Renewable Fuel Standard and reallocate billions of gallons of biofuels […]

Biofuels: EPA, USDA Announce Agreement Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019On October 4, 2019, EPA’s Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a joint statement making changes to the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Under this agreement, the […]

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