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On Tuesday, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said it is skeptical the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed supplemental rule will ensure that 2020 and future biomass-based diesel volume obligations are fully met. The supplemental notice contains a never-before-discussed proposal to estimate…


Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the…


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Agreement aims to close loopholes on future small refinery exemptions The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked President Trump for directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to properly account for future small refinery exemptions in annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules. NBB…


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Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. Both state-owned and privately run firms purchased between 12 and 15 cargoes, or as much…


In a hopeful sign for Minnesota farmers, the U.S. and Japan agreed to a trade pact this week that reduces tariffs on agriculture products, including soybean meal, beef and pork. The deal was announced by President Donald Trump and Japanese…


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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has positively identified the invasive weed Palmer amaranth in Houston County. The MDA was contacted by the Houston County Ag Inspector after discovering several hundred plants in a small hay field. The field has…


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China will exempt American soybeans and pork from its latest round of tariffs, in what appears to be another move to ease tensions between the countries as they prepare for a new round of trade talks. Chinese state news agency…


At an event in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015…