Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Tue Jul 30, 2013 06:09 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Upton Names Members to Renewable Fuels Taskforce

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., has asked four GOP members of his panel to take the lead on reforming a federal biofuels mandate. The group reportedly will work to develop possible policy actions aimed at reforming, but not repealing, the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate.

"You don't have enough [votes] for repeal," group member Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., told a panel of stakeholders at a subcommittee hearing last week. "You do ...

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