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Ag Groups Respond to Trump Administration Announcement Upholding the RFS

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA-Oct. 4, 2019) — The National Corn Growers Association welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent …

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Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Sugar

WASHINGTON, (USDA-October 4, 2019) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried: New Energy Efficiency Conversation Needed

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Energy, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Tallahassee, FL (FDACS-Sept. 26, 2019) — Last week, the Office of Energy in the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) filed a brief required by the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (FEECA). Since 1980, FEECA has directed Florida utility companies to develop meaningful energy efficiency and conservation measures. Every five years, most major utilities are required to …

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Trump Says Farmers will be Happy with Ethanol Package

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Energy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — President Donald Trump says “the farmers will be so happy” when they see what the White House is doing for ethanol. On Twitter, Trump says “it will be a giant package, get ready.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at the Farm Progress Show this week said President Trump would announce details within the next couple of weeks. Perdue declined …

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NCC to EPA: Slash Proposed 2020 Ethanol Volumes, Implement ‘Off-Ramp’ Waiver

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Chicken producers incur $68 billion in higher feed costs since 2007 RFS Washington, D.C. (NCC) – Given the current uncertainty regarding the 2019/2020 crop year corn supply, NCC in comments submitted today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said the proposed volume for 2020, coupled with the recent waiver that will increase the use of E15, is overly aggressive, overly …

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U.S. Ethanol Near the Breaking Point

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Trump Administration’s trade war with China and the surge in small oil refinery RFS exemptions have the U.S. ethanol industry nearing the breaking point. Green Plains Ethanol CEO Todd Becker tells Reuters that the weight of those two factors is becoming almost unbearable. The U.S. ethanol industry growth has stalled in the face of President Trump’s trade …

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Renewable Fuels Association CEO on EPA Proposal

Dan Biofuels/Energy

Late last week, the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for calendar year 2020. The proposal is a total renewable fuel volume of 20.04 billion gallons, of which 5.04 billion gallons are advanced biofuel, including 540 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. This leaves the 15-billion-gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol …

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Industry Response to Ruling on Year-Round Sale Of E15 Gasoline

Dan Biofuels/Energy

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on E15: “I appreciate President Trump’s steadfast support for our patriotic farmers and for his commitment to expand the sale of E15 and unleash the full potential of American innovation and ingenuity as we continue to demonstrate …