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IOWA SUMMIT

Nine GOP presidential hopefuls were asked a number of agricultural related questions at the first Iowa Ag Summit on Saturday. Each potential candidate was asked specifically where they stand on the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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COMMODITY CLASSIC

American Soybean Association President Wade Cowan said the group will become a more aggressive organization and work more closely with other farm groups to push for trade policy and regulatory influence. On the heels of more legislation introduced to repeal the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuels Standard, a panel of National Corn Growers Association… read more

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ETHANOL UPDATE

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced two bills Wednesday. One would eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard altogether, and a second would cap corn ethanol’s market at 10%.

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RFS REPORT

Responding to the fact that “some policymakers have proposed repealing or revising the Renewable Fuel Standard” which requires blending biofuels with gasoline, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported Tuesday that it could be difficult to comply with the steadily increasing ethanol volumes which the law mandates.

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RFS DECISION

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tell Agri-Pulse this week he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuel Standard will end up being raised from the EPA’s draft proposal for 2014, but he cautioned those in the ethanol industry not to focus too much on the numbers.

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LEADERS TO DC

After meeting with members of the Illinois Farm Bureau, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has reiterated his serious concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to limit the size of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan, Durbin urged the agency to thoroughly review the proposal, and work toward… read more

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EPA SENDS BIOFUELS TARGETS

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House, as the long-delayed rule enters its final round of review before public release.

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RENEWABLE FUELS

Iowa’s support for renewable fuels has been officially confirmed: 77 percent of registered voters surveyed said they support expanding the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply.

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RFS UPDATE

A group of biofuel producers representing some 117 biodiesel companies and other farm groups have written a letter to President Obama highlighting that biodiesel output will meet or even go beyond RFS production mandates this year.  They say a cut to the RFS would lead to production losses and worker layoffs.

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DURBIN MEETING

IFB President Guebert met Wednesday with Sen. Dick Durbin to discuss the importance of continuing to support and invest in Illinois’ agricultural communities. Guebert discussed waterways infrastructure, the Farm Bill, and renewable fuels standard (RFS).

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