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Farm groups and ethanol industry team up to ask Trump to finally approve year-round E15

Farm groups and ethanol industry team up to ask Trump to finally approve year-round E15

September 12, 2018 |

In Washington, in a letter to President Trump, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and allow year-round sales of E15 […]

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President Trump says year-round E15 just around the corner

President Trump says year-round E15 just around the corner

July 30, 2018 |

In Washington, The Hill reports that President Trump told an agricultural event in Iowa this week that he is very close to approving year-round E15 sales, indicating that the “complex process” is what is hoping up the policy change. Last week the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency indicated that E15 was on its […]

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Trump’s trade war with Canada could hit ethanol imports hard

Trump’s trade war with Canada could hit ethanol imports hard

July 3, 2018 |

In New York state, Seeking Alpha argues that the trade war President Trump has waged against the globe, including Canada, could lead towards retaliation from the northern neighbor against ethanol imports in an effort to hit hard enough to end the war early on. Canada is the US’s largest export destination for ethanol. Canada announced […]

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Trump administration appoints new Biomass R&D TAC members

Trump administration appoints new Biomass R&D TAC members

July 1, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee has appointed several new volunteers from industry, academia, nonprofits, and local government to the TAC which advises the federal government about its bioenergy R&D programs. These are the first appointments to the TAC by the current Trump administration. New members include Doug Faulkner (Co-Chair) […]

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President Trump under fire from refinery industry for backing farmers on RFS

President Trump under fire from refinery industry for backing farmers on RFS

June 7, 2018 |

In Washington, President Trump is feeling pushback from the main union representing oil refinery workers after taking the side of farmers and rejecting the generation of RINs from ethanol exports earlier this week. The union says that the president is putting thousands of refinery jobs along the East Coast and Northeast at risk in what […]

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Trump backs off of RFS reforms as farm states say “no way”

Trump backs off of RFS reforms as farm states say “no way”

June 6, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump has backed off his proposed reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard expected for this week following pressure from farm states like Iowa who saw RIN generation from ethanol exports as a way to collapse the farm economy. As a result of the pushback that sent Trump back to […]

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Senate Democratic leadership urge Trump to reduce gas prices by protecting RFS

Senate Democratic leadership urge Trump to reduce gas prices by protecting RFS

May 24, 2018 |

In Washington, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to President Trump urging him to take immediate action to lower gas prices for American families ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One of the suggestions made to dampen rising gas prices […]

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Trump promises year-round E15

Trump promises year-round E15

April 12, 2018 |

In Washington, President Trump has already backtracked on his promise to let the Renewable Fuel Standard reform discussion quiet down for three months and has instead promised to move ahead with E15 year-round. The announcement came via tweet before going into a meeting with farm state Congressmen but he also indicated he would also be […]

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President Trump to take three-month hiatus from RFS negotiations

President Trump to take three-month hiatus from RFS negotiations

April 11, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump will leave the issue of the Renewable Fuel Standard alone for the next three months in an effort to calm farmers concerned about the impact reduced demand for ethanol would have on rural communities, compounded with expected negative repercussions resulting from the trade war with China. The administrator […]

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Five Senators demand Trump end hardship waivers for refiners

Five Senators demand Trump end hardship waivers for refiners

April 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that five Senators wrote a letter to President Trump calling for an end to hardship waivers for oil refiners that allow them to skirt around their ethanol blending or RIN compliance requirements until a more transparent process for their approval can be developed. They say the raft of waivers being issued […]

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