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Trump in high-stakes balancing act between oil and corn ahead of 2020 bid

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump looked increasingly alarmed as his top envoy to China delivered evidence of rising Farm Belt frustration over his biofuel policy along with a stark warning: You've got a problem in Iowa.

UPDATE 1-Trump in high-stakes balancing act between oil and corn ahead of 2020 bid

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 6 At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump looked increasingly alarmed as his top envoy to China delivered evidence of rising Farm Belt frustration over his biofuel policy along with a stark warning: You've got a problem in Iowa.

Trump in high-stakes balancing act between oil and corn ahead of 2020 bid

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 6 At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump looked increasingly alarmed as his top envoy to China delivered evidence of rising Farm Belt frustration over his biofuel policy along with a stark warning: You've got a problem in Iowa.

Trump in high-stakes balancing act between oil and corn ahead of 2020 bid

06 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK At a closed-door meeting at the White House on Aug. 19, President Donald Trump looked increasingly alarmed as his top envoy to China delivered evidence of rising Farm Belt frustration over his biofuel policy along with a stark warning: You've got a problem in Iowa.

Trump promises ethanol-related 'giant package' to please farmers

29 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/South Sioux City, NEBRASKA President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is planning a "giant package" related to ethanol that would please U.S. farmers angry that many more oil refiners have been freed from obligations to use the corn-based fuel.

Trump to announce plan to boost biofuel demand soon: U.S. agriculture secretary

28 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/DECATUR, Ill. U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a plan to boost demand for biofuels within weeks, his secretary of agriculture said on Wednesday, as the administration seeks to assuage farmers angered by its expanded use of oil refinery waivers.

Trump administration considers boost to biofuel mandates to ease farmer anger: sources

24 Aug 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources

23 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources familiar with the matter said.

U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The agriculture and biofuel industries and their U.S. congressional allies ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels.

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