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U.S. again postpones decision on U.S.-Mexico sugar trade pact review

The U.S. Department of Commerce has again extended the deadline to issue preliminary results of its review of a sugar trade agreement with Mexico from 2014, according to a notice published on Wednesday. The Department has extended the time period for issuing the preliminary results by six days until Nov. 29, according to a memo posted on its website. The Department was due to issue the…
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EPA Increases The Federal Ethanol Mandate

The Obama administration raised the amount of biofuels refiners are mandated to blend into the U.S. fuel supply to more than 19 billion gallons, most of which will come from corn-based ethanol. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced final biofuel blending requirements for 2017 Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. EPA increased blending mandates for cellulosic biofuel, advanced…
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The Ethanol Mandate Is Destroying America’s Great Plains

In August of 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition entered the eastern boarder of the Great Plains. Captain Lewis and Second Lieutenant Clark were some of the first white men to cast their eyes on a vast expanse of land that has come to define, for many, the landscape that is quintessentially American. The grasslands of North America are the stuff of legend. To Lewis and Clark – as…
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Analyst sees tight raw sugar supplies continuing

U.S. raw sugar supplies will remain tight and excess beet sugar supplies risk forfeiture, Frank Jenkins, president of JSG Commodities, Wilton, Conn., said at the International Sweetener Symposium in Coeur D’Alene on Aug. 1. “It’s not a wonderful time to be in the sugar market,” Mr. Jenkins said, citing trade issues with Mexico, bioengineered labeling, tight raw sugar…
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