ASA Supports NBB Efforts to Dissuade Review of Argentine Biodiesel Trade Duties

The U.S. Department of Commerce on November 5 granted a request from the government of Argentina to initiate “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties imposed on Argentine biodiesel companies. The Department of Commerce imposed antidumping and countervailing duty orders earlier this year following investigations in which the government found that biodiesel imports from Argentina … Read More »

Petition Claims Biofuels are Driving Land Conversion in the U.S., Requests EPA Impose Documentation Requirements

Several environmental activist organizations filed a petition with the EPA calling for the agency to impose requirements tracking the origination of all biofuels feedstocks to ensure they are not derived from land cultivated after the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was expanded in 2007. The RFS law requires all eligible biofuel feedstock to come from land … Read More »

ASA pushes for extension of biodiesel tax incentive

This week ASA has been connecting with its members and followers to encourage Congress to pass a multi-year extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel incentive in tax policy. The tax credit would help blenders and fuel marketers expand the use of biodiesel. When the extensions are short-term, the industry does not have the stability it needs … Read More »

ASA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed RFS Rule

The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates the increased volumes of biomass-based diesel in 2020 and the increased advanced biofuels volumes in 2019, yet urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support further growth and address the volumes lost in 2016-17 as a result of small refinery exemptions and other agency actions. Read the full comments … Read More »

Soy Growers to EPA: Turn Up the Volume

Soy Growers to EPA: Turn Up the Volume   This week, on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA), ASA board member and Michigan soybean grower Matt Stutzman delivered a statement at the EPA RFS hearing in Michigan. In his statement he applauded the EPA’s proposed growth in volumes, and reiterated that we have the … Read More »

EPA Increases Proposed RFS Volumes

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with the proposed biodiesel and advanced biofuels volumes released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which opens the door for the growth of future biodiesel volumes. In the rule, EPA calls for biomass-based diesel (BBD) volumes within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) of for 2.43 billion gallons … Read More »

Soy Growers Call on President to Support RFS, Rural America

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other agriculture groups, this week sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and in turn, rural America. The letter praises the President’s April 12 comments on addressing regulatory barriers that prevent year-round sales of higher ethanol blends and also requests … Read More »

Soy Growers Ask President Trump to Support Renewable Fuel Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the National Renderers Association on a letter last week, urging President Donald Trump to keep his promises to support and protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Reports indicate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted exemptions from RFS volume obligations to several refineries … Read More »

International Trade Commission Votes in Favor of NBB in Antidumping Case

Information provided by NBB The International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 4-0 in favor of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of unfairly dumped imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. Last month, the Commerce Department calculated final dumping rates ranging from 60.44 percent to 86.41 percent … Read More »

Soy Growers Discuss Trade, RFS and More on Capitol Hill

Farmer leaders on the board of the American Soybean Association (ASA) met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss issues impacting the soybean industry and meet with members of Congress to advocate on the priority issues on behalf of more than 300,000 U. S. soybean farmers. Priority issues included trade, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), … Read More »