Congress has until December 18, or just a couple of weeks, to pass tax extenders. The House voted earlier this year to make Section 179 expensing permanent, among other tax extenders, but the Senate Finance Committee has opted instead to revive the expired measures for 2015 and extend them through 2016. Tax extenders yet to see approval by Congress include section 179 expensing, the 50-percent bonus depreciation provision, and tax subsidies for biodiesel and wind power.
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture:WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2015—Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s finalization of the Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements:
“The rule released today is a positive step forward providing for continued growth in all parts of the Renewable Fuel Standard—advanced, biodiesel, cellulosic, and conventional—building on the Obama Administration’s and USDA’s commitment to biofuels and American-grown renewable energy. While the Renewable Fuel Standard is one piece of the equation of this commitment, it is not the only piece. Significant strategic investments by this Administration across the board in feedstock production, research, refining capacity, distribution and Read the rest of this entry »
From the American Soybean Association:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2015) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Rule setting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements, including the volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates EPA, the U.S Department of Agriculture(USDA) and the Obama Administration for their contributions to Read the rest of this entry »
From the National Corn Growers Association:
WASHINGTON (November 30, 2015) – The following is a statement from Maryland farmer Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“America’s corn farmers are proud to grow a cleaner burning, renewable fuel source for America and the world. In July, we asked Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes an interview with Abbey Gretsch, the newly elected national FFA southern region vice president, as well as a information on the lack of associations between red meat and cancer. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
In our weekly recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at how busy the livestock industry was this past week disputing the recent claims that red meat could potentially cause cancer. We also have stories concerning Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for peanut growers, how Disney is getting involved in promoting produce, how USDA is involved in feral hog control and more.
USDA’s announcement Wednesday that it will be partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to nearly double the number of renewable fuel pumps nationwide was big for Florida company, Protec Fuel. Cindy Zimmerman talked with its vice president of Operations and Business Development, Steve Walk, about these new funds.