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The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) stood up for farmers and biodiesel producers by voicing opposition to the proposed “Clean Cars Minnesota” rule Wednesday during written testimony as part of a joint virtual meeting with the Environmental and Natural Resources…


Farmer leaders from across Minnesota logged on for the 2020 “Virtual” NYC Big Apple Tour. The tour is hosted each year – this was the first held virtually – to bring an educational component to industry leaders and farmers to…


The Governor’s Council on Biofuels, established earlier this year, delivered to Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and put the state back on track to meet ambitious renewable energy goals. Walz…


soybean news

The U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that determined the agency cannot extend…


Sen. Amy Klobuchar led a bipartisan group of 16 senators, including her colleague, Sen. Tina Smith, who urged EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to immediately reject the 52 recently filed exemption petitions for prior compliance years. The letter expresses the senators’…


Originally set to take place in Washington, D.C., the semi-annual National Biodiesel Board Member Meeting went virtual on June 22-24. Two Minnesota soybean farmers joined National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members, farmers, blenders and biodiesel producers from across the country to…


This weeek the National Biodiesel Board thanked 44 members of Congress, including a bipartisan group of Minnesota representatives, for urging President Trump to deny recent requests to waive the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes. Led by Reps. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA),…


The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed its disappointment with the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard. The rule maintains the 2020 overall advanced volume and 2021 biomass-based diesel volume at the same levels as the…