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ND and California Consider Beet Ethanol Plants

Posted March 28, 2014   Companies in North Dakota and California are planning to test the feasibility of raising sugar beets...

Ethanol Groups Petition Supreme Court to Review CA’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Posted March 24, 2014   Ethanol groups recently petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to determine whether California’s low-carbon...

Ethanol Plants See High Profits

Posted March 20, 2014   The average U.S. ethanol plant made $23 million last year, the second-most profitable year on record,...

2015 Budget Proposes Cuts to USDA

Posted March 6, 2014   Tuesday, the White House proposed almost $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S. Agriculture Department...

Lawmaker Introduces Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Bill

Posted February 20, 2014   U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA) recently introduced legislation that would establish a grant program for investment...

Renewable Fuels Groups Oppose EPA’s 2014 RFS

Posted February 4, 2014   Renewable fuels groups opposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposal to reduce the 2014 renewable...

Wind Farm Owner Sues Duke Energy

Posted January 8, 2014   The owner of an Indiana wind farm recently filed a lawsuit against Duke Energy Indiana Inc.,...

Ethanol Industry Highlights RFS Success with New Report

Posted January 2, 2014   The Renewable Fuels Association recently released a report citing the successes of the Renewable Fuel Standard...

Iowa Ethanol Company Fined $10,000 for Fish Kill

Posted December 16, 2013   Golden Grain Energy, an Iowa ethanol company has been fined $10,000 by the Iowa Department of...

Senators Introduce “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act”

Posted December 13, 2013   On Thursday, Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Tom Coburn (R-OK), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) introduced a bill...

Rule Extends Permit Length for Accidental Wind Farm Eagle Kills

Posted December 12, 2013   The Department of the Interior recently released a final rule which extends the length of permits...

Wind Energy Company Agrees to Pay $1 Million in Fines

December 2, 2013   A wind energy company has pleaded guilty to killing birds in violation of the federal Migratory Bird...

EPA Proposes 2014 RFS, Reduces Biofuel Requirement

Posted November 20, 2013   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), reducing...

Ethanol Producers Await EPA Ruling on 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted November 14, 2013   Biofuel producers and gasoline refiners are anxiously awaiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) release...

USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Biofuel

Posted November 13, 2013   USDA recently announced an award of almost $10 million to a consortium of academic, industry and...

USDA Announces $181 for Advanced Biofuels Projects

Posted October 23, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or...

NALC Resource: State Law Clearinghouse

Posted October 22, 2013   The State Law Clearinghouse, available here, is a free resource provided by the National Agricultural Law...

Stabenow Urges Review: Possible Manipulation of Renewable Fuels Market

Posted September 30, 2013   Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, called...

Ninth Circuit Issues Opinion in CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard Case

Posted September 27, 2013   In Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, et al., No. 12-15135 (9th Cir. Sept. 18, 2013),...

NFU Passes Resolution on Farm Bill, COOL, and RFS

Posted September 12, 2013   The National Farmers Union (NFU) recently concluded its Fall Legislative Fly-In, where the Board of Directors...