Tag: Senator Grassley

Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

September 20, 2020 |

In Iowa, former Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge said that Trump’s $300 million aid package for oil and gas companies that may come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation, the same program that would assist struggling farmers and biofuels producers, is “insulting” when similar requests for farmers […]

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Senator Grassley slams IRFA for pushing Trump too hard

Senator Grassley slams IRFA for pushing Trump too hard

September 10, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Hagstrom Report says Senator Chuck Grassley has slammed the state’s renewable fuels association for pushing President Trump too hard on the gap-year issue. Senator Joni Ernst, like President Trump, are in tough re-election races in November and having the SRE issue resolved before the election could be favorable to ethanol voters. Trump […]

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Senator Grassley wants ag secretary to just go ahead and bailout biofuels without Congressional mandate

Senator Grassley wants ag secretary to just go ahead and bailout biofuels without Congressional mandate

September 3, 2020 |

In Washington, KMA Land radio reports that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says even though the agriculture secretary says he doesn’t have the authority to help out the biofuels industry, he should do so anyway. Grassley suggested that similar assistance has been provided by the USDA in the past without Congressional authority so the secretary should […]

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Iowa agriculture plows ahead on front lines of pandemic

Iowa agriculture plows ahead on front lines of pandemic

May 1, 2020 |

By Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig Special to The Digest    As crop farmers charge ahead into the spring planting season, livestock producers are putting in longer hours to keep meat, dairy and eggs on the grocery store shelves. As a leading producer of corn, soybeans, pork, eggs, […]

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Senator Grassley reaches deal on biodiesel tax extenders

Senator Grassley reaches deal on biodiesel tax extenders

December 17, 2019 |

In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made the following comments on the deal reached by lawmakers regarding temporary tax code provisions also known as “extenders.” “After years of uncertainty for many Americans, we’ve finally come to an agreement on the future of these temporary tax policies. Many people in my state, farmers […]

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Senator Grassley believes current EPA won’t issue as many hardship waivers

Senator Grassley believes current EPA won’t issue as many hardship waivers

November 13, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley doesn’t believe the Environmental Protection Agency will continue to issue hardship waivers to small refiners at the pace previously seen under the prior administrator. He said that he feels the current administrator believes his predecessor was too “liberal” in the issuance of waivers. The current administrator […]

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Senator Grassley hints EPA could be breaking the law with hardship waivers

Senator Grassley hints EPA could be breaking the law with hardship waivers

June 27, 2018 |

In Washington, Senator Chuck Grassley criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal for biofuel blending in 2019 and hinted the hardship waivers granted by the agency may be illegal. “Buried in this proposal is the alarming admission that Administrator Pruitt has already cut at least 2.25 billion gallons of conventional biofuels from the Renewable Fuel Standard. […]

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Senator Grassley leads group urging USTR to stand up to Brazilian ethanol import policy

Senator Grassley leads group urging USTR to stand up to Brazilian ethanol import policy

September 19, 2017 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to […]

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Senator Grassley looks to introduce biodiesel producers credit

Senator Grassley looks to introduce biodiesel producers credit

April 13, 2016 |

In Washington, the biodiesel blender credit may not have to sunset at the end of 2016 as current legislation dictates thanks to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley who says he is working on a bill to expend the policy. But instead of a blender credit that also applies to imported supplies, instead it will be a […]

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