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Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a farm bill “in the coming...

Senators Introduce Bill to End Corn-Ethanol Mandate

Posted January 19, 2015 Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to approve the Keystone XL...

BLM Extending Solar and Wind Energy Comment Period

Posted November 24, 2014 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is extending the comment period on a proposed rule, to...

Bridge to Clean Energy Future Act Introduced

–> Posted September 25, 2014 Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa have introduced a bill titled the Bridge to...

DOE Requesting Comments on Landscape Design

Posted August 29, 2014 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has invited public comment on its Request for Information (RFI)...

RFS Sent to OMB for Review

Posted August 25, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) final rule to...

Debates Arise over RFS in Washington

Posted July 29, 2014 On July 24, White House counselor John Podesta told a group of senators that reduced volumetric...

RIN Quality Assurance Program

Posted July 21, 2014 Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, producers and importers of renewable fuel generate Renewable Identification...

EPA Finalized Two RFS Rules

Posted July 7, 2014 On July 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two final rules concerning the renewable...

Legislation Introduced to Repeal RFS Ethanol Mandates

Posted June 24, 2014 Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the “Phantom Fuels Elimination Act” that would repeal the corn ethanol...

$12.5 Million Available in Matching Payments under BCAP

Posted June 12, 2014   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $12.5 million in matching payments under the...

Michigan Ethanol Project Upheld By Court Rulings But Development Is Stalled

Posted June 6, 2014   A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to an environmental assessment of a $10 million...

Appeals Court Upholds EPA’s 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted May 16, 2014   The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently rejected arguments challenging the U.S....

USDA Announces Funds to Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Small Businesses

Posted May 8, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural agricultural producers...

Texas Family Wins $3 Million Verdict for Fracking Damages

Posted April 30, 2014   A Texas family has won a $2.925 million judgment against Aruba Petroleum over damages to their health...

Iowa Legislature Passes Biodiesel Production Tax Credit Bill

Posted April 29, 2014   The Iowa legislature recently passed a bill to extend the state’s biodiesel tax credit, according to...

May 16 CLE: Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference

Posted April 24, 2014   The Arkansas Bar Association, the National Agricultural Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Law Center...

EPA Releases Technical Papers on Methane Emissions

Posted April 18, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a series of technical white papers about sources...

Petroleum Group Concerned EPA May Change Ethanol Mandate

Posted April 17, 2014   Petroleum groups are concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will change its proposed renewable fuel...

Legislators, Appeals Court Question Delay in Ethanol Mandate Implementation

Posted April 10, 2014   Legislators and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are asking questions over the...