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President's Patience Wearing Thin on Ethanol

A lasting compromise between warring oil and biofuel interests has eluded the commander-in-chief

President Trump has held more than a half dozen meetings and helped broker at least three near-deals on U.S. ethanol and biodiesel mandates since he moved into the White House, says a report at AG Web.

Despite these negotiations, a lasting compromise between warring oil and biofuel interests has eluded the commander-in-chief. And now his patience may be wearing thin.

Trump joked to people at one recent White House meeting on the topic that he had spent more time on ethanol than on both China and Iran.

His latest quip may have betrayed his frustration with the ongoing biofuel policy fight, which pits two of his favored constituencies -- agriculture and energy interests -- as well as several swing states against each other.

Read the full report at AG Web.

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