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U.S. Biodiesel Industry Calls Out Illegal Trading

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filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which is made up of the National Biodiesel Board and U.S. biodiesel producers. Read the rest of this entry »

Letter Urges White House to Maintain Point of Obligation Under RFS

letterSen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and deny proposed changes that would derail the current, successful program. The point of obligation designates who in the fuel supply chain is responsible for blending biofuels, and is a mechanism that ensures higher blends of renewable fuels reach the marketplace. Read the rest of this entry »

RFA Applauds Administration for Recalling Fuel Economy Rules, Allowing for a More Comprehensive Approach

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In response to the Trump administration’s decision recalling EPA’s federal fuel economy and emissions rules, and allowing for a data-driven review of the 2022-2025 standards, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Panel Bill in Georgia Senate

ethanol georgia agribusiness council gacToday is day 31 of the 2017 Georgia Legislative Session, as there are now less than 3 weeks left for lawmakers to meet. A couple of weeks ago, we told you a bill concerning the installation of solar panels on areas of land in the conservation use program had passed the Georgia House. And this week during the session, Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says that bill is now trying to work its way through the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology Read the rest of this entry »

Solar Panel Bill Passes Georgia House

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A bill concerning the installation of solar panels to help agricultural producers passed the Georgia House this week. And as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains, it’s a bill that now moves on to the Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Pledges Support of the Renewable Fuel Standard

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President Donald Trump penned a letter this week reiterating his support for the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Renewable Fuels Association released the letter during the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego, California. Trump told the ethanol industry in the letter that “your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy.” RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen thanked Trump for reaffirming his support, which has been in question because Trump appointed former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the Hagstrom Report. Pruitt has close ties to the fossil fuel industry, but has upheld that he will enforce the RFS as per the laws set by Congress. Read the rest of this entry »

Former Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter Installs Solar Farm

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Former U.S. President and peanut farmer Jimmy Carter has leased a few acres of his peanut farm to a solar company to provide renewable energy to his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Ethanol Discussed by Georgia Legislature

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Ethanol was one of the issues discussed during the Georgia Legislative session this week, as Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar explains. Read the rest of this entry »

EPA Defends RFS Implementation

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A group of plaintiffs recently filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging how the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) has recently been implemented. Read the rest of this entry »

USGC, RFA, Growth Energy Urge Administration to Address China Trade Tariffs on Ethanol, DDGs

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In a letter to President Donald Trump this week, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are asking for help “in urgently addressing China’s recent implementation of protectionist trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers dried grains (DDGS).” Specifically, the three groups are asking the incoming U.S. Trade Representative to put China’s recent actions near the top of the administration’s China trade agenda. Read the rest of this entry »

Ethanol Exports Reached Record-High 1.01 Billion Gallons in 2016

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Net exports of ethanol from the United States set a new record of 1.01 billion gallons in 2016, according to a new eight-page summary of 2016 ethanol trade data published today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

Gross U.S. ethanol exports totaled 1.05 billion gallons in 2016, second only to 2011’s record of 1.19 billion gallons. Meanwhile, ethanol imports registered at just 34 million gallons, the lowest total since 2010. Brazil was the leading destination for U.S. ethanol exports, followed by Canada and China. Together, the three countries accounted for 68 percent of total ethanol exports. Read the rest of this entry »

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