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 •  December 13

The House Agriculture Committee is ready to get to work on the 2018 Farm Bill, so Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) today announced the launch of a new online farm bill resource designed to provide updates and information. “I’m committed to completing a farm bill on time. We’ve spent the past three years preparing—holding 113 hearings and six listening...

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 •  December 12

The government of Ontario has proposed changes to provincial biofuels regulations, which includes doubling the five percent ethanol mandate to 10 percent by 2020. Ontario represents roughly 38 percent of total gasoline use in Canada, making the province a major transportation hub. The doubling of the mandate reflects the potential for increased...

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 •  December 6

DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration and commercialization of seed-applied technologies for use in key crops around the world. DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical formed this collaboration out of a shared objective to accelerate development and commercialization of novel...

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 •  December 1

The new chairman of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) says 2017 was a championship year for the organization and he hopes to sustain that excellence moving forward. John Oster with Morral Companies in Ohio says one area where ARA will be very active in the coming year is in development of the new farm bill. “Although we are a small...

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 •  December 1

Members of the National Biodiesel Board meeting in Washington D.C. this week were disappointed that EPA failed to increase the biomass-based diesel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard, but optimistic about the future for the industry. “We think it’s a missed opportunity, we’re disappointed,” said NBB chief operating officer Doug Whitehead,...

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 •  November 29

With EPA set to release final volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and Congress back at work on tax legislation, this week is a perfect time for members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) to put biodiesel on the front burner in Washington D.C. Nearly 100 NBB members are storming the Hill to talk with lawmakers about the...

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 •  November 29

AdFarm has made some organizational changes for the future, including the appointment of Ben Graham as president of the agency. Graham moves into his new position after a 20-year tenure with AdFarm in various strategic roles. Hailing from a third generation Alberta farm family, Graham brings to his role more than 20 years of experience in leading...

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 •  November 20

Each year the NAFB Trade Talk allows us to get updates from each segment of the agricultural community. As a beef producer, I am always eager to step into the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) booth to hear the latest on policy issues impacting my family. Colin Woodall, senior vice president government affairs, is no stranger to the...

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 •  November 17

Biofuels organizations are anxiously awaiting the release of the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as they remind the White House and EPA of the promises they’ve made to rural America. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) placed a full page ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call this week...

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 •  November 17

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the role of seed in soil conservation and new plant breeding technology that could revolutionize the industry. Those were two of the topics ASTA officers addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual trade talk last week. ASTA chair Tracy Tally with Justin Seed...