Legislation & Regulation

THE FUTURE OF THE FARM BILL DEBATE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After the failure of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on a 198 to 213 vote this past Friday, a motion to reconsider was filed.  The House has several days to act on that motion to reconsider, but it’s...

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URGENT FARM BILL UPDATE

Tricia Braid

May 17th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Rules Committee last night decided on the list of amendments that would be allowed for floor debate on the next farm bill. You can find the current farm bill legislation, H.R. 2 –...

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ICGA OPPOSES FARM BILL AMENDMENTS THAT HARM CROP INSURANCE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 16th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

The House Rules Committee met yesterday and approved the first 20 amendments that can be offered during the Farm Bill debate.  These 20 were not controversial.   The Committee is meeting again...

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FARM BILL VOTE EXPECTED THIS WEEK.

Lindsay Mitchell

May 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway plans to bring the farm bill to the floor this week, despite a whip count that indicates he doesn’t have enough members to vote for the bill.   This farm...

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ICYMI: LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS/RINs

Lindsay Mitchell

May 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump, EPA Administrator Pruitt, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst, Texas Senator Cruz, and Pennsylvania Senator Toomey met to...

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RFS AND RINS WHITE HOUSE MEETING UPDATE

Tricia Braid

May 9th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

University of Illinois agricultural economist Scott Irwin has been engaging online and in social media on the White House level discussions and deal-making that’s been underway now for many weeks....

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TRUMP BACKS E15 WAIVER; STILL QUESTIONS ON RINS

Lindsay Mitchell

May 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Following today’s meeting with President Trump, Senators and Cabinet officials (reported yesterday), the President has sent a signal to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the year-round...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HOLD MAY 8 RFS AND RINS MEETING

Tricia Braid

May 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

President Trump has called a meeting with Senators and Cabinet officials for 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 8, to discuss, yet again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Renewable...

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HOW THE US GRAINS COUNCIL IS DEVELOPING THE GLOBAL ETHANOL MARKET

Lindsay Mitchell

May 2nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

Developing markets have been the centerpiece of the U.S. Grains Council’s work since the organization was founded in 1960. Over the decades, the scope of these efforts has expanded from a focus...

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HELP US DEFEND HARVEST PRICE OPTION IN CROP INSURANCE

Lindsay Mitchell

May 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

Although the House Agriculture Committee prides itself on bipartisanship, lines were clearly drawn in the farm bill vote out of committee in April.  The vote was 26-20, along party...

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