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Ag trade official touts Biden administration’s trade approach

The chief ag negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative focused on the Biden administration’s approach to trade at the National Farmers Union Convention. Doug McKalip says “the strength from the top really puts us in a stronger position as we engage... Read More.

Biden administration issues FY25 budget

Two days after President Biden approved the fiscal year 2024 budget for USDA, the administration released their proposed budget for the next fiscal year. “It’s a very difficult budget to put together when you don’t have the 2024 budget done.” Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack... Read More.

Biden admin approves year-round E15 with 2025 start date

The U.S. EPA has finalized a rule allowing the year-round sale of E15 fuel blends in eight Midwestern states. But, Monte Shaw with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association tells Brownfield the rule goes into effect in 2025. “Consumers and retailers in these states have... Read More.

Biden administration to continue their current trade approach

The chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says not much is expected to change on the Biden administration’s trade approach in the next few months. Doug McKalip tells Brownfield… “We’ve had 31 nations that removed market barriers last year and... Read More.

Skor: Biofuels must play big role in Biden admin’s climate goals

The CEO of Growth Energy says the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles could threaten low-carbon fuel options. Speaking at the organization’s executive leadership conference Thursday, Emily Skor said EV mandates aren’t the only answer to reducing emissions. “The current proposal reflects a dogmatic... Read More.