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No Agreement Reached On RFS Reform

Eleven oil and biofuels industry stakeholders joined four key senators, USDA deputy secretary Steve Censky and President Trump at the White House on Thursday to discuss possible reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). No agreement was reached.

 

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USDA Releases 2016 Annual Pesticide Data Program Summary

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today published the 2016 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The Summary shows more than 99.5 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 22 percent had no[…]

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By Tiffany Stecker of BNA President Donald Trump wants to trim the EPA’s pesticide licensing budget by about 18 percent and have industry fees cover the shortfall. The fiscal year 2018 White House budget request would set aside $99.4 million for pesticides work, a cut from the estimated $120.9 million Congress[…]

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