EPA’s Proposed RFS Levels

This week the EPA released their proposed RFS volumes for 2019/2020. The proposal calls for 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2020, which is a 330 million gallon increase over the 2019 levels. For total Advanced Biofuels, an overall category to which biodiesel also qualifies, EPA proposed 4.88 billion gallons for 2019, a 590 … Continue reading EPA’s Proposed RFS Levels

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Soy Growers on Capitol Hill

This week soy growers are on Capitol Hill talking with their lawmakers and advocating for policy issues that affect soy growers across the country. The major issues they're talking about? Trade, RFS, the farm bill and infrastructure. Trade is vital for soybean growers, and ASA supports negotiations that would produce a modernized NAFTA 2.0, and … Continue reading Soy Growers on Capitol Hill

Take Action! Tax Extenders Package Needed in Upcoming CR

The biodiesel tax credit lapsed at the end of 2016 and its reinstatement is vital to the biodiesel industry. During consideration of the comprehensive tax reform bill that was enacted in December, congressional leaders agreed to address expired tax credits in a seperate tax extenders package. Supporters are urging that the tax extenders be attached … Continue reading Take Action! Tax Extenders Package Needed in Upcoming CR

Pursuing Priorities

Next week ASA’s board of directors will be in Washington DC to continue pursuing soybean’s aggressive policy agenda with the administration and 115th Congress. Chief on the agenda during hill visits is trade expansion, the upcoming farm bill, tax reform, biodiesel demand, regulations and infrastructure. TRADE: Enhance U.S. trade relations with other countries, including NAFTA … Continue reading Pursuing Priorities

Bipartisan Biodiesel

The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 was recently introduced in the Senate by Sen. Chuck Grassley, along with 15 other bipartisan original cosponsors. This bill switches the biodiesel tax credit from a blender’s to a producer’s credit, thus incentivizing domestic production and allowing U.S. biodiesel producers a level playing field to … Continue reading Bipartisan Biodiesel

Beltway Wrap Up

The past two weeks have been anything but uneventful for agriculture in Washington, D.C.  Below is a wrap up of major happenings, and what they mean for soy growers across the country. Secretary Perdue The agriculture community hailed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the … Continue reading Beltway Wrap Up