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State FSA Offices Can Determine Best Payment Calculation Method

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the Agriculture Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday that the committee has included his legislation creating a new $5 million, nationwide pilot program to improve the fairness of Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) county-level payment calculations for the 2016 crop year. The pilot program is part of the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture funding bill. The senator has been pushing for greater flexibility in the way yields are calculated with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini.

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North Dakota Corn Growers Statement on EPA's Proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligation

Fargo, North Dakota – An announcement was made yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its proposed rule on the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   EPA’s proposed rule on the 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) will set the 2017 conventional biofuel (corn) level at 14.8 billion gallons which is an increase from 14.5 billion gallons in 2016, but less than the 2007 statutory level of 15.0 billion gallons.  Public comments regarding the EPA’s rule can be made through July 11, 2016. 

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March/April 2016 CornTalk Newsletter

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