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    GOP Senators and Iowa’s Governor Tell EPA to Fix Its RFS Proposal

    Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in […]

    November 8, 2019
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    Small-Refinery Exemptions Controversy Finds Way to House Energy, Commerce

    Siouxland Energy Cooperative in Iowa has experienced firsthand the recent ups and downs of the Renewable Fuel Standard. When the EPA granted […]

    October 30, 2019
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    EPA Biofuels Blending Plan Disconnect-Additional Background on SREs

    Last 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 […]

    October 29, 2019
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    Groups Sue EPA on Small-Refinery Waiver

    Biofuels and agriculture groups have filed a legal challenge against EPA’s approval of 31 additional small-refinery exemptions in August. Groups filed a […]

    October 24, 2019
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    Farmers and Lawmakers Dismayed Over Details in Proposed EPA Ethanol Formula

    Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported yesterday that, “The Trump administration, in an effort to mend fences with the powerful corn lobby, proposed a new […]

    October 17, 2019
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    Deal or No Deal-EPA Short on Biofuels

    President Donald Trump’s promise to rural America on biofuels took a hit on Tuesday, when the EPA released a proposal that falls […]

    October 16, 2019
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    California Pesticide Ban Will Hit Alfalfa Growers, Scientists Say

    Integrated pest management of alfalfa in California will be “profoundly” impacted by the loss of the pesticide chlorpyrifos next year, research scientists […]

    October 16, 2019
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    Biofuels Agreement Announcement Welcomed, but Details Lacking

    Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Jacob Bunge reported on Friday that, “The Trump administration outlined a plan to boost biofuel demand, […]

    October 7, 2019
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    EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

    Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after […]

    October 4, 2019
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    Lawmakers Ask USDA to Study Effects of Small-Refinery Waivers

    In what appear to be the final hours leading up to the release of a long-awaited biofuels proposal from President Donald Trump, […]

    October 4, 2019