Senate passes 2018 Farm BillOn June 28, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. The legislation, titled “The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” includes mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. READ MORE SHARE
EPA schedules hearing on proposed RFS rule for July 18 The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, July 18 to gather public input on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE SHARE
USDA: April corn use for ethanol up year-over-year The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn consumed for fuel alcohol reached 445 million bushels in April, down 6 percent from March but up 3 percent from April 2017.READ MORE SHARE
USGC: Market development takes center stage Despite dizzying headlines and potential trade disruptions caused by the threats of tariffs and retaliations between the U.S. and its trading partners, the U.S. Grains Council remains unwavering in its commitment to enabling trade across the globe. READ MORE SHARE
Gevo adopts DSM’s eBOOST yeast for ethanol Gevo Inc. announced June 27 that it has adopted Royal DSM’s new eBOOST yeast at its production facility in Luverne, Minnesota, for the enhanced production of ethanol. eBOOST offers improved yields and enhanced profitability.
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