House Passes Stimulus Bill – What’s In It For Ag? – DTN Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
The House of Representatives on Friday passed the $2.2 trillion stimulus package dubbed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump to […]

Coronavirus: Ag Groups Praise Aid Bill – DTN Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Late Wednesday, the U.S. Senate demonstrated bipartisan backing for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide $2 trillion in various programs to address the pandemic. […]

Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

🕔Mar 13, 2020
Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]

Corona Virus Raises Stark Questions About USDA Feeding Programs – DTN Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the congressional Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday that the Agriculture Department will do what it can to make sure people get food during the coronavirus […]

Third Market Facilitation Payment? DC Sentiment Brewing – DTN Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
With questions growing about China’s commitment to buy U.S. agriculture commodities as that country deals with the coronavirus outbreak, the ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday urged […]

EPA Science Board Directive Defeated – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
A federal court has set aside an EPA directive banning scientists from serving on scientific advisory boards if they hold agency grants. The ruling leaves attorneys on both sides of […]

Ethanol: Court Calls EPA’s Hand On Questionable Refinery Waivers Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
A recent biofuels industry victory in a federal appeals court could spell the end of the small-refinery exemptions program in its current form, the lead attorney for the ethanol industry […]

Politics: What Happened at the Iowa Caucuses? – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Democratic Party officials plan to release at least half of all Iowa’s presidential caucus results at 4 p.m. CST on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported late Tuesday morning. The final […]

Ag Trade: Finance Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate – DTN Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
Taking another step to completing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Senate Finance Committee voted 25-3 on Tuesday to advance the trade deal to the full Senate. USMCA has been a priority […]

USMCA Moving Forward, Timeline Uncertain Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
William Mauldin reported in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal that, “A Senate committee approved a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it lacks sufficient […]

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