Trump Administration Drops Challenge to Court Ruling on Ethanol and SREs

Farm groups and ethanol producers got a big win as the Trump Administration decide not to seek a re-hearing of a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit that struck down certain small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to a release from the National Corn Growers Assn.
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E15 Fuel Sales Increase 46% in 2019

According to Growth Energy, summer sales of E15 are up 46% in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. This past summer saw the number of stores offering E15 fuel increase, with the retail industry adding 149 stores over the summer months.
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EPA Permits Sale of E15 Fuel Year-Round

On May 31, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler signed a final rule that allows the year-round sale of E15 gasoline, partially as a measure to boost ethanol sales amid a struggling planting season. Previous regulations had kept the fuel unavailable during the summer hours due to smog concerns, but the new ruling will lift those bans.

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Experts Downplay E15’s Possible Impact on Industry

President Donald Trump recently announced that he has directed the EPA to begin rule making that will allow its use regardless of region or time of year. E15 is currently banned during the summer months, based on concerns it contributes to smog, a claim ethanol advocates say is unfounded.
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[Podcast] Will USMCA alleviate U.S. Dairy Supply Situation?

In this podcast we discuss the impact the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could have on the U.S. dairy market. We also discuss some of the results of Ag Equipment Intelligence's recently published 2019 Dealer Business Outlook & Trends report, including dealers' outlook for profitability in 2018 and hiring plans. Other topics covered include an uptick in credit denials for farmers and the opportunity for ethanol in China.
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