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Grassley continues to lay out trade, tax agenda

More thoughts on upcoming trade talks, the partial government shutdown and tax policy were shared this week by new Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

Shutdown could stall rule to allow year-round use of E15 fuel

The government shutdown could delay the Trump administration's effort to approve year-round sales of gasoline with higher ethanol blends, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday.
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US positions itself firmly as EU’s main soybean supplier

The European Commission has announced that soy imports from the US have increased by 112% over the current market year (July-December 2018).

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OUTLOOK 2019: Host of issues ahead for the US biofuel industry

The annual release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of final levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) usually puts to rest issues that the energy sector has to focus on until those requirements start being readied for the following year. But 2019 will see a host of biofuels issues potentially come to a head.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – December 20, 2018: Government funding, metals tariffs and RFS

The Senate cleared a spending plan to avert a government shutdown, with attention now shifting to the House and President Trump. There are some actions on the aluminum tariff front, but not ones most have been calling for. And the small refiner exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue as a hot topic.

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Day ahead – December 18, 2018: Farm bill finish line, biodiesel credit and China ASF actions

Both the House and Senate took their turns on the farm bill and now it is up to President Donald Trump to sign the measure into law. Efforts on the biodiesel tax credit continue and China keeps trying to rein in African swine fever.

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Renewable Energy

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OUTLOOK 2019: Host of issues ahead for the US biofuel industry

The annual release by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of final levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) usually puts to rest issues that the energy sector has to focus on until those requirements start being readied for the following year. But 2019 will see a host of biofuels issues potentially come to a head.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – December 5, 2018: Federal government offices closed, Senate action on nominees, China on US-China trade talks

Federal government offices are closed today as part of a day of mourning declared following the passing of former President George HW Bush. Meanwhile, the Senate Ag committee is set to vote today on two USDA nominees and China issued a statement on the results of the Argentine meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Little change in final RFS levels from EPA vs proposed marks

Final levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) relative to 2019 biofuel and 2020 biomass-based biodiesel (BBD) have been announced by EPA, with only a minor increase for cellulosic ethanol compared to the levels the agency proposed in June.

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Day ahead – December 24, 2018: Partial government shutdown continues, Treasury Secretary speaks with bankers, OPEC production cuts

A partial US federal government shutdown continues amid an impasse between the White House and Congress. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke with the heads of the six largest US banks following recent market volatility, and OPEC officials signaled the cartel is prepared to expand planned production cuts if market conditions merit.

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Day ahead – December 7, 2018: Intellectual property and US-China talks, Congress clears stop-gap spending bill, WOTUS replacement expected

US concerns over Chinese treatment of intellectual property rights are expected to feature highly in US-China trade talks, US national security adviser John Bolton said. Meanwhile, the House and Senate cleared a stop-gap spending bill to keep the government open through December 21 and expectations are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may soon move forward with a replacement for the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

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Day ahead – December 5, 2018: Federal government offices closed, Senate action on nominees, China on US-China trade talks

Federal government offices are closed today as part of a day of mourning declared following the passing of former President George HW Bush. Meanwhile, the Senate Ag committee is set to vote today on two USDA nominees and China issued a statement on the results of the Argentine meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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