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Perdue says Trump will act to soften ethanol-waiver impact


August 29, 2019

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Wednesday that President Donald Trump plans to soften the blow to farmers after his administration allowed some small oil refineries to avoid ethanol requirements.

Speaking to farmers and agribusiness leaders in Decatur, Perdue declined to say what actions Trump plans but said the president thought the waivers were "way overdone."

U.S. farmers have been suffering from wet spring weather and Trump's escalating trade war with China. Corn producers were heartened earlier this summer when Trump announced he would allow year-rou...

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