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President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

September 17, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump is tired of dealing with the ongoing ethanol dispute between oil refiners and biofuel producers, supposedly saying that he has spent more time on the issue than on China and Iran. In total, more than a half dozen meetings to try to reach a compromise that satisfies both […]

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Trump OKs 10% biofuel blending increase for 2020

Trump OKs 10% biofuel blending increase for 2020

September 16, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump has greenlighted a deal that will increase biofuel blending by 10% in 2020 following a series of meetings last week with biofuels and oil companies as well as legislators from key corn and oil states. The deal is likely to upset the oil industry who has pushed back […]

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NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

September 10, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and 33 of its members sent a letter to President Trump asking that he save small biodiesel producers harmed by his administration’s small refinery exemptions. The letter indicates that more than 200 million gallons of U.S. biodiesel production capacity has been idled as a result of policy instability. […]

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Trump’s latest plan could up 2020 biofuel quotas by 1 billion gallons

Trump’s latest plan could up 2020 biofuel quotas by 1 billion gallons

September 7, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Bloomberg reports that White House administration officials are working on a plan to give a 5% increase to biofuel blending quotas in 2020 as President Trump looks to gain favor with the agriculture sector after losing it recently due to the small refinery waivers. While Trump hasn’t approved the plan yet, and […]

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Iowa governor says Trump biofuel announcement delayed by Labor Day and Hurricane Dorian

Iowa governor says Trump biofuel announcement delayed by Labor Day and Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 |

In Iowa, the governor says that President Trump’s attention is currently on Hurricane Dorian which will delay any announcements regarding increased biofuel demand in an effort to reduce the demand destruction caused by the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of 31 hardship waivers for small refiners. She also blamed the Labor Day three-day weekend as […]

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Petroleum industry concerned by Trump’s biofuel policy shift

Petroleum industry concerned by Trump’s biofuel policy shift

September 3, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the American Petroleum Institute seriously concerned about the White House’s shift in approach towards biofuels, especially by the possibility of increasing the biofuel mandate for 2020 ethanol and 2021 biodiesel. The API’s VP told Platts that the decision was arbitrary and rushed to boost biofuels blending, support more E85 and […]

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Trump promises “giant package” via Twitter but no details or dates

Trump promises “giant package” via Twitter but no details or dates

August 29, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump took to Twitter to announce a “giant package” to help farmers impacted by the demand destruction for biofuels caused by the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of 31 small refinery hardship waivers. The tweet did not give details as to what the “giant package” would entail or when […]

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Growth Energy members tell President Trump of plant closures from EPA decisions

Growth Energy members tell President Trump of plant closures from EPA decisions

August 27, 2019 |

In Washington, Growth Energy members, representing plants across the heartland, sent a letter to the White House urging immediate action to restore biofuel demand lost due to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) continued abuse of small refinery exemptions. In their letter to President Trump, ethanol producers reinforced how important this issue is to rural communities […]

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Trump orders agencies to boost biofuel blending quotas for 2021

Trump orders agencies to boost biofuel blending quotas for 2021

August 25, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the backlash from biofuels and agriculture industries over the recent 31 small refinery waivers from the EPA has caused President Trump to request a push for more E15 beyond the more common E10 gasoline, and a request for the EPA “to give a 500 million gallon boost to the amount of conventional […]

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USDA pulls employees off of Midwest crop tour following threat

USDA pulls employees off of Midwest crop tour following threat

August 21, 2019 |

In Illinois, Bloomberg reports that following a telephone threat made to a USDA employee, allegedly related to escalating tensions in farm country due to President Trump’s continuing policy shifts that are jeopardizing the ag economy such as the recent approval of 31 hardship waivers and the ongoing trade war with China, the USDA decided to […]

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