renewable fuels

Ag News: Supply Chain Challenges Ag Sector
**Supply chain issues are challenging the ag sector, and farmers and ranchers hoping for quick solutions may be out of luck. The Associated Press reports a significant backlog of ships entering U.S. waters and fewer ships making a voyage back across the ocean as a big reason U...
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.
Brazil’s Import Tax on U.S. Ethanol; Self-Producing Meat
**Brazil has agreed to impose an import tax on U.S. ethanol, a move criticized by U.S. ethanol leaders. According to Brownfield, the Renewable Fuels Association’s Bob Dinneen, Growth Energy’s Emily Skor, and the U.S. Grains Council’s Tom Sleight issued a joint statement Wednesday saying they are disappointed to see the ruling by Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade to impose a 20-percent tariff on U.
Brazil Ethanol Tariff; USDA Opens U.S. to Sugar Imports
**Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen says if Brazil imposes tariffs on U.S. ethanol, it would have a chilling impact and prices here would likely go down as the U.S. scrambles to find new markets. He tells Brownfield the proposed 17 percent tariff on all imported ethanol would ultimately do most harm to the citizens of Brazil because it would drive up their fuel prices...
Senate Considers Higher Ethanol; Trump on Cuba
**Senate lawmakers are considering the sale of higher blends of ethanol year-round, a move both praised and opposed by parties in the renewable fuels argument. The legislation being examined by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act which would allow the sale of gas with higher blends of ethanol during the summer by amending the Clean Air Act
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 power plan and automobile fuel economy rules...

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