AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jul 17, 2014 06:20 AM CDT

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

Grain Co-Op Sues Over Sugar Ethanol

Last year, USDA was required to sell some of the sugar it acquired under the federal price support program to ethanol plants. One of the larger buyers of surplus government sugar was a company called Aventine Renewable Energy that operates an ethanol plant in Aurora, Neb. As a result of the purchase, Aventine now finds itself the defendant in several lawsuits.

Local corn farmers, some of whom are represented by the Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co., ...

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