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Day ahead – Feb. 25, 2020: Small refiner exemptions, Unilever food additive petition, ag labor

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received two more small refinery exemption (SRE) requests, agency data show. Meanwhile, Unilever filed a petition with FDA to allow for the use of potassium iodate in salt and the National Potato Council (NPC) will hold a press conference Wednesday (Feb. 26) to push for ag labor legislation.

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USDA’s Perdue unveils new Agriculture Innovation Agenda at Outlook Forum

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The launch of USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda, which seeks to boost adoption of new technologies to increase production while reducing environmental impacts, was announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue during his keynote at the 2020 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.

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Day ahead – Feb. 14, 2020: Lighthizer India visit potentially scrapped, energy nominations

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer may not travel to India for trade discussions as had been expected ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, ag interests are following two key energy-related nominations and Karin Moore joined the firm HP&M to advise on food policy issues.

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Ethanol sector ‘heading in the right direction’ after tough 2019: RFA’s Cooper

The ethanol sector has several reasons for optimism in 2020 as new trade deals and biofuel policy developments out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide “momentum” for ethanol demand after a difficult 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper said in an address to the National Ethanol Conference.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Ethanol sector contributed $43 billion to US economy in 2019: RFA study

The ethanol industry supported almost 350,000 jobs and generated $43 billion in US economic activity in 2019, even as the sector faced policy uncertainty on multiple fronts, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

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Minnesota data shows year-round E15 policy working: RFA

Purchases of E15 (15% ethanol/85% gasoline) surged in Minnesota after the Trump administration removed summer restrictions on sales of the fuel, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said Tuesday (Feb. 4), citing new data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

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Renewable Energy

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Day ahead – Feb. 25, 2020: Small refiner exemptions, Unilever food additive petition, ag labor

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received two more small refinery exemption (SRE) requests, agency data show. Meanwhile, Unilever filed a petition with FDA to allow for the use of potassium iodate in salt and the National Potato Council (NPC) will hold a press conference Wednesday (Feb. 26) to push for ag labor legislation.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

USDA’s Perdue unveils new Agriculture Innovation Agenda at Outlook Forum

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The launch of USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda, which seeks to boost adoption of new technologies to increase production while reducing environmental impacts, was announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue during his keynote at the 2020 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Day ahead – Feb. 14, 2020: Lighthizer India visit potentially scrapped, energy nominations

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer may not travel to India for trade discussions as had been expected ahead of a visit by President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, ag interests are following two key energy-related nominations and Karin Moore joined the firm HP&M to advise on food policy issues.

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Conventional Energy

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Ethanol sector ‘heading in the right direction’ after tough 2019: RFA’s Cooper

The ethanol sector has several reasons for optimism in 2020 as new trade deals and biofuel policy developments out of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provide “momentum” for ethanol demand after a difficult 2019, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper said in an address to the National Ethanol Conference.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Ethanol sector contributed $43 billion to US economy in 2019: RFA study

The ethanol industry supported almost 350,000 jobs and generated $43 billion in US economic activity in 2019, even as the sector faced policy uncertainty on multiple fronts, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – Jan. 3, 2020: Middle East tensions, China ag buys, listeria warning

US airstrikes killed a major Iranian military official increasing tensions in the Middle East. Meanwhile, China continued to purchase more US ag products at the close of 2019, FSIS issued a warning about Listeria contaminated hard-boiled eggs and Bunge ended its ownership interest in an Iowa ethanol plant.

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