Tag: Secretary Perdue

Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

Biodiesel and ethanol industries respond to USDA higher blends infrastructure grants

October 11, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the National Biodiesel Board, Iowa Biodiesel Board, and Iowa Soybean Association, the Renewable Fuels Association, and others welcomed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement of cost-sharing grants to support infrastructure that will increase consumer access to higher blends of renewable fuels. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a series of grants as […]

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Biofuels not on a level playing field – Ethanol and biofuel reactions to USDA’s $19B coronavirus farmer relief package

Biofuels not on a level playing field – Ethanol and biofuel reactions to USDA’s $19B coronavirus farmer relief package

April 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., news came Friday evening that the U.S. Department of Agriculture created a new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) that will take several actions to assist farmers, ranchers, and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. But, it does not provide any assistance to America’s ethanol and renewable fuels industries, which as […]

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USDA to make up to $100M in grants available for renewable fuels

USDA to make up to $100M in grants available for renewable fuels

March 1, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels. USDA will make the grant funds available under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). Its purpose is […]

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US Ag Secretary Perdue unveiles USDA re-organization

US Ag Secretary Perdue unveiles USDA re-organization

May 11, 2017 |

In Washxington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a re-organization, and announced the creation of a USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs as part of a broader reorganization of the department.  As part of a reorganization of USDA, Perdue also announced the standing up of a newly-named Farm Production and Conservation […]

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