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  1. Top Ag News
    Caucus Requests Direct Aid for Ethanol Producers

    Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack, (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led […]

    August 11, 2020
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    Congress Considers Extending Loan Relief

    Congress is considering legislation that would include rural businesses and communities initially left out of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

    August 10, 2020
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    Department of Energy Finishes Recommendation on Retroactive RFS Exemption Requests

    Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “The U.S. Department of Energy has recommended that some of the oil refiners that applied […]

    August 6, 2020
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    U.S., China to Discuss Phase One Trade Deal Later this Month

    Lingling Wei and Bob Davis reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The U.S. and China have agreed to high-level talks on Aug. […]

    August 6, 2020
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    Western Lamb Market Crisis

    JBS, the Brazilian meat company, is planning to convert a Colorado lamb processing facility to process beef cuts, further limiting processing facilities […]

    August 5, 2020
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    Measure Bans Some Chemicals

    New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would ban organophosphate, neonicotinoid and paraquat pesticides, create a petition process […]

    August 5, 2020
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    Biofuels Industry Waits for Financial Relief, RFS Volumes Amid Uncertainty

    With ethanol producers continuing to struggle and fuel demand sliding during the COVID-19 pandemic, biofuels producers and Midwest lawmakers have been waiting […]

    July 30, 2020
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    Ad Hoc Payments-A Leading Indicator of Farm Policy Change

    Since 1973, US farm program payments follow a process of moving from one regime or plateau to another, with the move occurring […]

    July 30, 2020
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    50 Million Boxes Delivered Under USDA Program

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed over […]

    July 30, 2020
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    GOP Bill Provides $20 Billion for Agriculture, But No Language for Ethanol Aid

    The Republican COVID-19 pandemic aid package announced Tuesday will provide $20.457 billion in “direct funding” to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that can […]

    July 29, 2020