The Biden administration is considering a multi-year reduction to the nation’s biofuel mandate, a move that would surely anger farmers and biofuel interests hoping to see stronger support for the program.
Biofuel industry and corn farmers are asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for a new hearing on a ruling that struck down a 2019 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-around E15 sales.
A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 renewable fuel volumes in the face of challenges from both the biofuels and oil industries, but also ordered EPA to re-examine the impacts of the program on the environment, particularly endangered species.
Bills introduced in the House and Senate would allow summertime sales of higher ethanol blends, addressing a recent court decision that found the Environmental Protection Agency's waiver allowing year-round sales of E15 exceeded legislative intent.
A major Trump administration action to expand the availability of higher blends of biofuels suffered a significant legal setback Friday that could lead to a fresh moratorium on summertime sales of 15% ethanol blends.
USDA has announced the addition of four individuals to staff position, and Lesly McNitt is leaving the National Corn Growers Association and joining the Democratic staff on the House Agriculture Committee.
President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan offers many provisions that have long been priorities with farm groups, including a $100 billion plan to connect the entire U.S. to high-speed internet.