AG POLICY NEWS
Promoting Ethanol
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Feb 27, 2014 02:14 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- While the future of the renewable fuel standard hangs in the balance, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Thursday invited ethanol industry executives to join USDA in promoting ethanol and biofuels abroad.

The recently passed farm bill has enabled U.S. agriculture to re-engage in trade promotion. Vilsack said during a speech at the Growth Energy executive leadership conference in Phoenix, Ariz., that he wants that promotion to begin with a mission to China this year.

"China, India and Japan are emerging markets," he said. "They have been slow to embrace [biofuels]. We think they are ripe for ...

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