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Pace of trade talks reach uncharted territory for nation’s ag sector

Each day has brought a new development in the world of trade. And while trade disputes aren’t new, the current pace and the number of contentious conversations happening concurrently is uncharted territory even for trade policy experts.

In his tenure with the U.S. Grains Council, President and CEO Tom Sleight can’t remember a time when the pace has been so rapid in global trade discussions.

“There has certainly been a paradigm shift in how everything is happening at the same time,” Sleight said.

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RFA partners with American Chopper to produce E85-fueled motorcycle

To address misconceptions that ethanol-blended fuels are harmful to small engines, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) partnered with Discovery Channel’s American Chopper to debut a custom-made bike that runs exclusively on E85.

Designed by American Chopper’s Paul Teutel Jr., the patriotic-themed bike was built through a partnership with RFA that included funding from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. The goal of the partnership was to raise public awareness of not only the safety,

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Harold Wolle provides a tour to a U.S. Grain Council trade team

MN Corn Grows MN expands to candidates and more statewide

Since its official launch last summer at Farmfest, the momentum behind the MN Corn Grows MN initiative continues to strengthen. The campaign began by bringing candidates for elected office to family corn farms and has since grown to promote the vital role of corn farming in our state with all Minnesotans.

To date, eight gubernatorial candidates and four candidates for Minnesota’s 1st congressional district visited family corn farms. By spending a couple hours on the farm,

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Trump RFS decision a relief for farmers, but negotiations are far from over

After weeks of rumors and speculation, the Trump administration announced last week it would not move forward with changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard that would attach Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to biofuel exports. The news was welcomed by the nation’s corn farmers, while refiners and oil-supporting legislators vowed they would continue their efforts to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy.

The deal President Trump ultimately decided to reject last week included allowing year-round sales of E15,

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Corn’s pivotal role in supporting rural Minnesota

The “MN Corn Grows MN” campaign was launched to share information with all Minnesotans about the impact of corn farming on the overall growth of the state. In Greater Minnesota, that impact can be seen in the vital role corn farming plays in supporting rural communities.

Exports of Minnesota-grown corn produced more than $400 million in gross regional product for the state in 2017, with corn crop value totaling more than $4.5 billion.

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