Senators McCain and Barrasso Just Don’t Get Ethanol Trade Policy

According to reports, during a meeting with officials in Brazil, former presidential candidate, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and his colleague Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) made bold claims about the legality

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It is true that watching a bill being crafted is a bit like sausage making.  For America’s ethanol industry that was facing potential job losses and America’s consumers who were

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UPDATE: VEETC Debate Remains Unchanged

The question of the day is:  Is VEETC in or out?  The short answer is only those in the room know for sure. President Obama announced last night that a

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What’s Up Next for Ethanol Tax Policy?

Now that the weekend’s CSPAN theatrics over tax cuts are over, the real work and compromises necessary to get legislation passed can commence in earnest – including if, for how

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The Thin Line Between Academics and Advocacy

Earlier this week, Iowa State University Professor Bruce Babcock released a policy brief entitled “Impact of Ethanol, Corn, and Livestock from Imminent U.S. Policy Decisions.”  Much of this analysis is

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Republicans Take Back the House…. What Does it Mean for the U.S. Ethanol Industry?

This morning I hosted a press call regarding the 2010 Election and what impacts it might have on the ethanol industry. As the Republicans made tremendous gains last night, it

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Following Secretary Vilsack’s speech at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on October 21, he took a road trip down to the Southeastern region of the country to visit

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Ethanol and Gasoline Prices

Ethanol prices have strengthened over the past several months in response to higher corn prices and growing ethanol demand. Some have attempted to single out the escalation in ethanol prices

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Secretary Vilsack Addresses Administration Biofuel Policy

Following remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack regarding Obama Administration biofuel policy, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement: “The Obama Administration has shown strong

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A Bloomberg story today warned that deficit hawks in Congress – and potentially those that might be elected this fall – are targeting ethanol as an example of wasteful government

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