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renewable fuel standards

Renewable Fuel Standards Announced The National Corn Growers Association recently said the EPA’s 2019 Renewable Volume Obligation rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) moves renewable fuels and energy security forward in 2019, but only if EPA does not grant refiners further RFS exemptions. “We are pleased the EPA maintained the implied conventional ethanol volume of 15 billion gallons and ... Read More »

Better Late Than Never

Amanda Huber, Editor

Just as I was about to wrap up this issue of Corn South, work on the Farm Bill began again in earnest. Within a couple of days, the Farm Bill had passed out of both the House and the Senate and was headed to the President’s desk for signing. “America’s farmers and ranchers are weathering the fifth year of severe ... Read More »

Positive Signs

Although corn prices are increasing ever so slightly, ag economists forecast that the U.S. corn acreage is likely to decrease again in 2018. With Congress passing the supplemental disaster bill that restores cotton’s eligibility for Title I ARC/PLC programs from the Farm Bill, coupled with the improvement in cotton prices, the decrease in corn and increase in cotton seems all ... Read More »