Ag News: Ag Suicide Bill
Farm groups wants the STRESS Act to be inclusion in the farm bill, which gives states resources to help farmers and ranchers with mental health treatment.
NAFTA Doubts; FDA to Revoke Soy Protein Heart Disease Claim
With the possible withdraw from NAFTA, but Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says he’s confident of a positive outcome. Farm groups continue to express concern about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. FDA lays out the case for why the health claim should be removed from food labeling.
GIPSA Pulls Fair Practice Rule; EPA’s RFS Reductions
The USDA announced last week it plans to pull an interim Final Farmer Fair Practice Rule. Anne Dawson, with the USDA Foreign Ag Service, has been named recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2017 Distinguished Service Award. Four GOP governors have written to President Trump with conc…
Paris Accord & Biofuels; Pink Slime Suit Begins
**The U.S. exit from the Paris Accord climate change agreement will have no impact on biofuels.
The American Coalition for Ethanol’s Brian Jennings says President Trump's announcement won't affect renewable fuels because commitments made in the accord were based on the clean…
Biofuels Feud; Changes in RFS
**Fuels America, a coalition of biofuels advocates, says it has “severed ties” with the Renewable Fuels Association, accusing the group of siding with billionaire investor and refinery owner Carl Icahn in a plan, denied by the White House, that would “permanently de…
New WOTUS Rules; WTO & U.S. Sovereignty
**The EPA will write a new definition of “waters of the U.S.” rules that is less expansive than the Obama administration’s rule that the agency is withdrawing.
That was the word from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Thursday in an exclusive Agri-Pulse intervi…
Biofuel Growth Expected; Subsidies Report
Whether it’s past achievements or bipartisan Senate support, at least one insider expects biodiesel and other advanced biofuels to continue their rapid growth.
Founder and CEO of the government relations firm Playmaker Strategies, Larry Schafer is confident despite the fact the White House website ar…

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