Industry News | 3-18-2019

EPA Grants Five More Refinery Waivers

The Renewable Fuel Association is disappointed with the Environmental Protection Agency's move to grant five more RFS waivers to small refiners for 2017. RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper says it's a slap in the face for the renewable fuels industry, which has already suffered significant demand destruction from previous exemptions.
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Historic Flooding in Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Kills 3, Cuts Off Entire Towns, Ruins 500 Homes in One County Alone

Rivers have reached historic levels in 41 locations across the Midwest, creating devastating flooding that has killed at least three people, forced countless evacuations, breached dams and levees, damaged hundreds of homes and flooded a military base.
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Grandin Pleased to See Leg Conformation Issues in Cattle Being Addressed

Noted livestock consultant Temple Grandin says she's glad the cattle industry is starting to address foot and leg conformation issues. Grandin says she's been warning the cattle industry about those issues for several years.
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Ag Tech Firm to Plant 10K Acres With Driverless Tractors

The chief executive of an Iowa company has announced a "stretch goal" to plant 10,000 acres of American soybeans in 2019. The wrinkle is his custom farming company will use "supervised" autonomous tractors.
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Elanco Animal Health Completes Separation from Lilly

Elanco Animal Health Inc. announced March 11 that it is now a fully independent company. The completion of Eli Lilly & Co.'s exchange offer finalizes the journey Elanco began in 2017 when its former parent company first announced the exploration of potential strategic alternatives for the 64-year-old animal health company.
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