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American Farm Groups Press Trump for Earlier Ethanol Boost

  • Industry wants to see gallon-based commitments, people say
  • Administration has faced farmer backlash on refinery waivers
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American agricultural groups are pushing Donald Trump to swiftly boost quotas for grain-based biofuels amid a growing backlash against the administration in the U.S. corn belt.

The groups want bigger, specific gallon-based commitments from the administration after it granted waivers allowing some oil refiners to sidestep a biofuel blending mandate, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named detailing private conversations.