The nation's corn farmers expect to hear from their Secretary of Agriculture about how the industry’s top cabinet member is advocating on their behalf – especially when it comes to support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
President Trump takes another stab this week at settling a biofuel policy dispute that has embroiled a key USDA nominee, and his administration will step up its defense of proposals to clamp down on federal nutrition assistance.
President Trump urged administration officials and oil-state senators to find a solution to refiners’ gripes about the Renewable Fuel Standard that would satisfy them as well as corn growers, the senators say.
Senator Ted Cruz has gotten headlines for placing a hold on Bill Northey’s USDA undersecretary nomination, but he hasn’t gotten what he really wants: a meeting at the White House and substantive changes in renewable fuel policy.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 - The Senate on Thursday confirmed a second new undersecretary for the Agriculture Department, Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach, who will oversee the department’s marketing and regulatory programs.