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SD senators ask EPA for biofuel rule changes

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota AgConnection

A bipartisan group of 16 senators — including South Dakota’s U.S. senators — met Wednesday with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to urge changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 rule.

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SD senators ask EPA for biofuel rule changes

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By South Dakota AgConnection

A bipartisan group of 16 senators — including South Dakota’s U.S. senators — met Wednesday with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to urge changes to the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 rule.

Opponents to t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

MnSP officials advocate for biodiesel in Washington

June 14, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BREWSTER A trio of representatives from Minnesota Soybean Processors in Brewster were in the nation’s capitol earlier this week to meet with legislators and lobby for continued support of biodiesel. Continue Reading

Canola enthusiasm: Demand for healthier food, biodiesel bolsters crop’s prospects

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. farmers aren’t meeting the strong, growing demand for canola, so it’s important they increase production of the crop, said the executive director of the Northern Canola Growers Association. Continue Reading

Navy poised to consume more biofuels, but ramp-up plan is vague

August 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The federal agriculture, energy and Navy departments today announced they will spend up to $510 million in the next three years to build new or rebuild existing facilities to make fuel from what now is considered plant waste, such as corn stalks, grass, wood chips and corn cobs. Continue Reading

Southwest N.D. counties expecting more canola; crop may be number one in the nation

July 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Like most crops in North Dakota, excess moisture has kept some seeds out of the canola fields. Despite fewer acres, officials are saying canola should be strong enough for good returns and keep North Dakota as the number one canola producer in the U.S. Continue Reading

Peterson introduces biodiesel legislation extending tax credit

June 21, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today joined Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., to introduce the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act (H.R. 2238). The legislation extends the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit to 2014 and changes the tax incentive to a production excise tax credit. Continue Reading

MnSP receives nearly $400k in USDA funds

January 24, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Biodiesel production declined in 2010
BREWSTER Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster has been awarded nearly $400,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds to help offset the cost of soybeans used in the production of biodiesel. The funds, authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, are funded through the USDA’s bioenergy program for advanced biofuels. Continue Reading

MnSP to restart biodiesel production

December 20, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Passage of biodiesel tax credit sparks industry rebound
BREWSTER When President Barack Obama signed the 2010 tax relief bill on Friday, making the biodiesel tax credit retroactive to Jan. 1 and extending it through the end of 2011, the phones began to ring at Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP). Continue Reading

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Bill would offer incentives to North Dakota biodiesel plants

August 18, 2010 in INFORUM

BISMARCK A proposed bill would provide financial incentives to increase biodiesel production in North Dakota.
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