With the ethanol industry in the United States already on the ropes with negative margins and lost demand from small refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard, a group of senators led by James Inhofe, R-Okla., is asking EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to reset RFS volumes below the so-called blend wall.
The blend wall is reached when total ethanol production exceeds the E10 market for gasoline.
Final antidumping determination on Vietnamese catfish fillets
By AGDAILY Reporters
With many cases being considered on antidumping accusations, the latest news is a win for U.S. catfish producers. U.S. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) praised a final determination on antidumping duties to be imposed on Vietnamese catfish exporters, a move that will help ensure U.S. catfish producers can compete on a more level playing field.
County officials confident of federal disaster declaration
By Ray Van Dusen
ABERDEEN – After reading off a long list of expenses related to mid-April’s severe weather outbreak, county road manager Sonny Clay told the board of supervisors April 26 he is confident there will be federal aid.
U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support
Wednesday, 1 May: Late this afternoon, President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders from the Senate and House to discuss U.S. Maritime Policy. On the table was the Jones Act. President Trump assured the Congressional leaders that he is not seeking any changes to the Jones Act, nor is he seeking any waivers.
Rainfall events pose setback to waterway dredge completion date
By Ray Van Dusen
ABERDEEN – Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith saw remnants of the late February flooding event on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway first-hand during an April 23 briefing at the Aberdeen Lock and Dam. One of the many takeaways was the estimated reopening of the waterway to barge traffic has been pushed back due to above average rainfalls.
Golden Manufacturing awarded $15.9M contract for Navy uniforms
GOLDEN • Golden Manufacturing Co. Inc. has been awarded a $15.9 million contract to manufacture uniforms for the U.S. Navy. The 18-month contract, awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency, includes three one-year option periods, and is funded through FY2019-2021 defense working capital funds.
It’s the second big contract for Golden in recent weeks.
Feds impose penalties for Vietnamese catfish dumping
After determining that Vietnamese exporters were dumping catfish fillets in the U.S., the Commerce Department this week slapped penalties on imports from that country.
The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration determined that certain frozen catfish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam were sold in the U.S. for less than normal value during a one-year period beginning in August 2016.