Edition:
United Kingdom

Jarrett Renshaw

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

3:01am BST

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.

Trump campaign seeks to mobilise women in 2020 battleground states

1:17am BST

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilise and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests. | Video

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.

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy - sources

21 Aug 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Aug 21 The agriculture and biofuel industries and their allies in the U.S. Congress ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels.

Exclusive: Trump administration tries to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy - sources

20 Aug 2019

NEW YORK President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Trump administration tries to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy -sources

20 Aug 2019

NEW YORK, Aug 20 President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Trump orders cabinet to assuage farmer unrest over biofuel policy - sources

20 Aug 2019

NEW YORK President Donald Trump ordered cabinet members on Monday to stem the tide of rising anger in Iowa and other Farm Belt states over his administration's decision to allow numerous oil refiners to mix less ethanol into their gasoline, sources told Reuters.

Trump's EPA grants 31 small refinery waivers from biofuel laws, angering corn lobby

10 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018 on Friday, infuriating the ethanol and corn producers who blamed the Trump administration for bailing out the oil industry when U.S. farmers were suffering due to trade tariffs and low prices.

World News