The National Biodiesel Board, along with several other biodiesel member companies, filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission. According to the petition, Argentine and Indonesian companies are flooding the U.S. market with subsidized biodiesel, which is being sold below its cost of production - both of which violate U.S. trade laws. Check back with the USCA for developments as the U.S. government begins its investigation.
Robert Rynning, president of the USCA, will present a statement to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, part of the Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. House of Representatives, requesting the creation of an incentive to include canola in cropping rotations to provide habitat for honey bees and wild pollinators. Scheduled to be presented April 4, Rynning's statement also serves as a reminder of a March 15 letter from the USCA and other farm and commodity organizations that asked for additional funding in order to develop an effective farm income safety net in the 2018 Farm Bill. Full testimony will be forthcoming on the USCA website.