2017-2018 RFS Volumes Released

The EPA has released its 2017-2018 renewable fuel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program.

"The levels announced today provide opportunities but also do not take full advantage of an opportunity to further promote a viable, domestically produced renewable fuel industry that is U.S. biodiesel," said ASA President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del. "EPA will raise the overall volumes relative to the Proposed Rule and increase the total Advanced Biofuels volume requirements for 2017 from 4.0 billion gallons to 4.28, an increase of 19 percent. That's a plus for biodiesel as the primary source of Advanced Biofuels." Wilkins noted, however, that EPA chose not to raise the Biomass-based diesel volume requirements within that Advanced Biofuel pool for 2018.

Holiday Hour Changes

MNSP bean receiving and oil loadout will be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Markets will be closed Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, with an early close on Friday.

Deer and Turkey Poaching Case Closed

IOWA -- A nine month investigation into deer and turkey poaching in Webster County, Iowa, was closed on Oct. 7, when Kyle Alstott, 23, of Fort Dodge, the last of the 10 individuals facing charges from Iowa and Nebraska, pleaded guilty.

Farm Equipment Escort

Does farm equipment need a pilot car?

Farm equipment may be driven or towed to the left of the center of a roadway only if it is escorted by a vehicle displaying hazard warning lights that are visible in normal sunlight. The escort vehicle must be located in front of the farm equipment and the equipment must not extend into the left half of the roadway more than is necessary.

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