A petrol station in Dallas in October 2015. Photo: TNS

Trump lifts curbs on E15 petrol to help farmers, but angers Big Oil and environmental groups

  • Petrol stations will be allowed to sell blends containing up to 15 per cent corn-based ethanol year-round, ending summertime ban aimed at cutting smog pollution
  • Move is a win for the US farm lobby, which has argued the restrictions on E15 hurt growers by limiting demand for corn-based fuel
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A petrol station in Dallas in October 2015. Photo: TNS
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A red combine harvests wheat near the border of eastern Washington and Oregon in July 2013. Photo: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP

Donald Trump readies new round of aid for US farmers hit by trade war with China

  • Administration is considering payments of US$2 per bushel to soybean growers, US$0.63 per bushel to wheat growers and US$0.04 per bushel to corn growers
  • Package, which could exceed US$15 billion, is largely modelled on programme implemented last year, but with more generous payments
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A red combine harvests wheat near the border of eastern Washington and Oregon in July 2013. Photo: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP
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