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EPA vehicle standards a ‘missed opportunity,’ say biofuel proponents

Relaxed fuel vehicle efficiency standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represent a “missed opportunity” to increase biofuel use by adopting a higher minimum octane standard for gasoline and new incentives for vehicles that can use higher ethanol blends, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and National Farmers Union (NFU).

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RFA slams EPA for ‘stall tactic’ on 10th Circuit waiver decision

EPA’s announcement that it will wait until refiners’ appeals are resolved before implementing a 10th Circuit Court ruling that would affect the number of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an attempt to “kick the can on nationwide application,” Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) President Geoff Cooper said in a statement.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – March 30, 2020: EPA moves, small business aid, Canadian cattle plan COVID closure

EPA announced moves related to summer fuel blends and offered its first comments on the 10th Circuit Court ruling relative to small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Meanwhile, the Trump administration is preparing to launch a massive new loan program for small businesses via the Small Business Administration (SBA) and a Canadian cattle plant was partially closed after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.

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Food and Ag Policy Briefing: France looks to recruit “land army”, US reduces inspections, IHS Markit podcasts online

Lockdowns grew as COVID-19 swept through Europe and the US last week, leading French Agriculture Minister, Didier Guillaume, to appeal to “the army in the shadows” to come out and help with food production.

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Day ahead – March 27, 2020: H-2 interview waivers, CRP signup, more USDA COVID-19 moves

The State Department announced it will allow consulates to waive in-person interviews for H-2 visa applicants. Meanwhile, USDA said 3.4 million acres were accepted during the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup and the department announced new moves in response to COVID-19 on electronic document submissions and egg grading standards.

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Predictable reactions as EPA declines to appeal decision on RFS exemptions for refiners

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) apparent decision not to appeal the 10th Circuit Court decision invalidating three small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is being hailed by biofuel backers, while a group representing refiners and petrochemical manufacturers expressed dismay with the move.

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EPA vehicle standards a ‘missed opportunity,’ say biofuel proponents

Relaxed fuel vehicle efficiency standards finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) represent a “missed opportunity” to increase biofuel use by adopting a higher minimum octane standard for gasoline and new incentives for vehicles that can use higher ethanol blends, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and National Farmers Union (NFU).

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

RFA slams EPA for ‘stall tactic’ on 10th Circuit waiver decision

EPA’s announcement that it will wait until refiners’ appeals are resolved before implementing a 10th Circuit Court ruling that would affect the number of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is an attempt to “kick the can on nationwide application,” Renewable Fuel Association (RFA) President Geoff Cooper said in a statement.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

Day ahead – March 30, 2020: EPA moves, small business aid, Canadian cattle plan COVID closure

EPA announced moves related to summer fuel blends and offered its first comments on the 10th Circuit Court ruling relative to small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Meanwhile, the Trump administration is preparing to launch a massive new loan program for small businesses via the Small Business Administration (SBA) and a Canadian cattle plant was partially closed after a worker tested positive for coronavirus.

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Predictable reactions as EPA declines to appeal decision on RFS exemptions for refiners

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) apparent decision not to appeal the 10th Circuit Court decision invalidating three small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is being hailed by biofuel backers, while a group representing refiners and petrochemical manufacturers expressed dismay with the move.

US Agricultural Policy Biofuels

California refutes EPA's support for Bayer's appeal of glyphosate cancer verdict

California’s top legal official has weighed in on Bayer’s appeal of a federal jury’s $80 million award to a cancer victim, contesting the argument that the plaintiff’s claims are preempted by federal pesticide law.

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Day ahead – March 25, 2020: EPA declines to appeal SRE decision, COVID-19 guidance for restaurants, extension sought for milk rule comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not appear to have appealed a 10th Circuit Court ruling that invalidated some small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Meanwhile, the National Restaurant Association (NRA) has created a new guide to help restaurants navigate coronavirus restrictions and dairy producers are asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the comment period on a rule involving the use of ultra-filtered (UF) milk in cheesemaking.

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Farm Policy & Programs

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Trump vows continued access to H-2A labor for farmers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ensuring farmers maintain access to critical H-2A guestworkers – even as new border restrictions are put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 – is a priority for the administration, President Donald Trump said during his press briefing Wednesday (April 1).

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Aid payments for cattle producers remain a focus

Assistance for cattle producers grappling with a plunge in cattle prices tied to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a focus for ag-state lawmakers, with a bipartisan, bicameral group of hundreds of lawmakers joining the latest effort to press USDA on the issue.

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Ag interests urge states to keep goods moving during COVID-19 response

The nation’s major agriculture industry groups are urging state governors to ensure their actions to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus don’t harm the ag and food supply chain.

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Farm Bill

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Day ahead – March 27, 2020: H-2 interview waivers, CRP signup, more USDA COVID-19 moves

The State Department announced it will allow consulates to waive in-person interviews for H-2 visa applicants. Meanwhile, USDA said 3.4 million acres were accepted during the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup and the department announced new moves in response to COVID-19 on electronic document submissions and egg grading standards.

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Senators press USDA’s Perdue on hemp regulations, another MFP effort

Questions about a possible third Market Facilitation Program (MFP 3), hemp production regulations – including the possibility of an extension for states operating under 2014 Farm Bill pilot program rules – and the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak all surfaced during a Senate Appropriations Ag Subcommittee hearing today (March 12) with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Day ahead – March 11, 2020: Ag budget, Perdue on SREs, FDA stops most foreign inspections

The House Ag Committee approved budget estimates that called for no cuts to US farm and nutrition programs. Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue remains confident EPA will curb the granting of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and FDA is postponing most foreign inspections through April due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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