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TRUMP ORDERS EPA CHIEF TO BACK RFS

President Donald Trump has reportedly kept a key campaign promise to protect the nation’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), ordering U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to abandon a last-minute proposal to reduce the required volumes for cellulosic, advanced and total biofuels in the RFS next year. Pruitt notified senators that EPA will finalize its RFS rule… read more

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EPA NOMINEESS ON HOLD

A Senate committee has delayed consideration of four of President Donald Trump’s nominees for the U.S. EPA. The confirmations are being held up by senators from corn belt states who object to Trump’s proposed reduction in renewable fuels. More than 30 senators signed the letter urging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to revise the proposal. (FOX… read more

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RFS POPULAR

A majority of likely Iowa caucus-goers in both parties favor the country’s ethanol mandate, despite a push from critics outside of rural America to roll it back, a new Des Moines Register poll shows. 71% of Democrats and 61% of Republicans surveyed back the RFS.

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RFS IMPACT

“The demand for corn for ethanol production appears to be on solid footing for the next 18 months,” says U of I economist Darrel Good. “While growth may be limited, a setback is not expected,” he says.

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RFS TARGETS

U.S. regulators unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year. Market observers see little impact on corn prices from today’s action.  Check out FarmWeekNow.com for details.

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RFS UPDATE

Prices of U.S. renewable fuel credits for compliance with the government’s biofuels program dropped Thursday, as the market quieted by political uncertainty showed its first signs of life in months ahead of a government proposal on use requirements.

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