No Backroom Ethanol Deal in The Works

first_img No Backroom Ethanol Deal in The Works Home Indiana Agriculture News No Backroom Ethanol Deal in The Works By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 7, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 8, 2017Next articleFamily Farms Continue to Dominate U.S. Agricultural Production Hoosier Ag Today Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says there is no backroom deal to make changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Branstad, the U.S. Ambassador to China nominee, said he is aware of reports of a deal, but has been assured by the White House the rumors “are not true,” according to the Des Moines Register. A report of a deal to change the burden of blending ethanol last week sent the renewable fuels industry off balance. Trump Advisor Carl Icahn has requested the change; but, apparently, no deal is the works at this time.Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley echoed Branstad’s comments on Tuesday, saying the White House has also assured him there is no agreement to change the RFS. However, earlier in the week, the White House did confirm it was reviewing the proposal, but has no position on the issue.Source: NAFB News Serivce Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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FSA sets out stall for sat fat reduction

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) has unveiled the first raft of its recommendations for reducing saturated fat and added sugar in bakery pro-ducts, following its consultation last summer.It is encouraging the baking industry to reduce saturated fat in biscuits, cakes and buns, as well as increase the availability of smaller portion sizes.The Agency has announced specific targets to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%; and 5% in non-plain biscuits (those not containing chocolate) by 2012.A revised deadline of 2014 has been given for a 5% reductionin saturated fat in existing biscuits containing chocolate and non-plain cakes; this is designed to take into account the increased technical challenges involved in making these goods.Further recommendations on pastry, savoury snacks, meat products and dairy will follow early in the summer.l The FSA has also published commitments from a number of bakery manufacturers highlighting the progress they’ve made with salt reduction. Marks & Spencer revealed that its bread and sandwiches now meet the 2012 salt reduction targets, while Burton’s Foods said that 95% of its sweet filled biscuits and 98% of sweet unfilled biscuits are already under the 2012 maximum category targets.last_img read more

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Manchester City beat Swansea as Yaya Toure and Joe Hart star

first_imgManchester City strengthened their hold on second place in the Premier League with an entertaining 4-2 win over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.The visitors opened up a two-goal lead against the run of play, with Yaya Toure scoring courtesy of a deflected shot past Lukasz Fabianski into the far corner, and James Milner skilfully skipping round the defence just after the half-hour point.Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the hosts some hope on the stroke of half-time, rewarding the hard work of Jefferson Montero by lashing home a strike from the edge of the box. And Bafe Gomis drew them level just after the hour, deceiving both Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis to fire home.But Toure put his side back in front in the final quarter, crashing through the Swansea defence and powering past Fabianski at his near post.There were still chances for Swansea to get something from the game, but Joe Hart kept his team in it, clawing Federico Fernandez’s header out of the top corner, and then batting Gomis’s close-range header away.It was Wilfried Bony, of all people, on as a substitute against his former team, who put the game beyond reach in injury time, knocking his shot against the inside of the post and across the line to secure the points, then immediately holding his hands up in apology to fans of the club he left for City in January. Second-placed City now move six points clear of Arsenal who play the first of two games in hand at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon. The defeat ends Swansea’s hopes of Europa League qualification – they are guaranteed to finish eighth.–last_img read more

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