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Coalition: Pruitt handing out small refinery waivers like candy

· June 5, 2018

While EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is making headlines for trying to secure a used hotel mattress from a Trump hotel, he’s also getting an earful from a coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups. The coalition has petitioned the EPA to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented […]

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NFU, NCGA file lawsuit against EPA’s small refinery favoritism

· May 30, 2018

An ethanol coalition says while investors reaped millions, three “small” refineries claimed they could not afford to comply with renewable fuel obligations. Now the group has filed a suit against the EPA’s secretive small refinery exemptions. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers Union […]

NFU: Much more needs to be done for cotton, dairy farmers

· December 21, 2017

This week the U.S. House Appropriations Committee unveiled an $81 billion disaster aid package that includes important provisions for cotton growers and limited support for dairy producers. As the National Farmers Union points out, farmers in both industries are in need of appropriations fixes prior to the start of the next farm bill. The House […]

NFU: Farmers only make 11 cents per $1 on Thanksgiving feast

· November 21, 2017

Farmers and ranchers take home just 11.4 cents from every dollar that consumers spend on their Thanksgiving dinner meals, according to the annual Thanksgiving edition of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Farmer’s Share publication. The popular Thanksgiving Farmer’s Share compares the retail food price of traditional holiday dinner items to the amount the farmer receives […]

Paris Agreement: Mixed reactions from agriculture

· June 2, 2017

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. from the historic Paris Agreement — an accord among 192 nations dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020 — was met with both optimism and disapproval from ag. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue had this to say: “President Trump promised that […]

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