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Biofuel groups slam EPA for RFS rules, say demand will be impacted

Biofuel groups are expressing their disappointment with the Environemtal Protection Agency’s blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  While EPA slightly raised requirements for biomass-based diesel fuels, the agency lowered ethanol quotas.  Biofuel blending requirements are 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons in... Read More.

Dairy groups want changes to feed additive rules

A dairy organization is encouraging federal officials to move faster to approve animal-feed additives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The National Milk Producers Federation’s chief science officer Dr. Jamie Jonker says enteric emissions directly from cows currently account for roughly one-third of all... Read More.

Updated rules in place for H-2A

The first major rule changes made to the H-2A guest worker program in more than a decade take effect this week. National Legislative Council John Kran is with Michigan Farm Bureau. “More and more farmers are looking at it as the only option to find... Read More.

ITC rules against fertilizer duties

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled it will not impose tariffs on nitrogen fertilizers imported from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago. The ITC’s decision comes after CF Industries filed a petition late last year to have the commission place tariffs on urea ammonium... Read More.