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Chris Prentice

EPA details broad expansion of biofuel waiver program

Sep 20 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published new data detailing how it drastically expanded a biofuels waiver program for oil refiners since President Donald Trump's administration took office, responding to pressure from the corn lobby to boost transparency over the opaque program.

U.S. apple farmers afraid they will be hurt by U.S.-China trade battle

Sep 04 2018

NEW YORK/HONG KONG/BEIJING Apple farmers across the U.S. Northwest fear they will be the next victims of a U.S.-China trade war that left cherry growers in the same region with weak prices and having to scramble for alternative buyers because of prohibitive Chinese tariffs.

Gold hits fresh 2017 lows as investors seek refuge elsewhere

Aug 13 2018

NEW YORK/LONDON Gold prices sank below $1,200 per ounce on Monday to their lowest since late January 2017, losing out to U.S. Treasuries and a strong dollar as investors sought refuge from a financial market rout triggered by a crashing Turkish lira.

Europe's top beet producer to start making lower-sugar sweetener

Jul 31 2018

NEW YORK Suedzucker , Europe's largest beet producer, will start making a sweetener with less sugar to help foodmakers cut the amount needed in treats and cakes, as the industry responds to growing consumer demand for lower sugar content.

Europe's top beet producer to start making lower-sugar sweetener

Jul 31 2018

NEW YORK, July 31 Suedzucker, Europe's largest beet producer, will start making a sweetener with less sugar to help foodmakers cut the amount needed in treats and cakes, as the industry responds to growing consumer demand for lower sugar content.

U.S. biofuels industry, advocates see hope in Pruitt's successor

Jul 06 2018

NEW YORK, July 6 Corn farmers and biofuels producers cheered the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt in the hope that his successor may give them more access and fewer threats to reducing domestic requirements.

Sierentz Global Merchants to exit physical energy business: sources

Jul 06 2018

HOUSTON/NEW YORK Sierentz Global Merchants, a commodities trading firm controlled by members of the Louis-Dreyfus family, is exiting its physical energy business, three people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Nestle, Hershey at odds with farmers over U.S. GMO labeling

Jul 03 2018

NEW YORK The world's top food companies and farmers of crops such as beet sugar are pitted against each other as they lobby the U.S. government over plans to label genetically engineered ingredients.

California prohibits city soda taxes through 2030

Jun 28 2018

Big Soda scored a major victory on Thursday as California passed a law that bans local sugar taxes through 2030 in the most populous U.S. state, where cities including Berkeley have approved such levies.

California legislature could protect Big Soda from local taxes

Jun 28 2018

June 28 Big Soda may score a major U.S. victory as California lawmakers weigh a budget bill that would include language preempting future sugar taxes in one of the country's top markets, where a handful of municipalities have voted in favor of such levies.

World News

At U.N. podium, Trump to tout protecting U.S. sovereignty

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.