Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsides, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more

EU seeks to halve use of pesticides, heal nature with landmark laws

BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to half the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require … Read more

Explainer: Why India holds the key to global rice market outlook

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, June 10 (Reuters) – India’s surprise decision to ban wheat exports has raised concerns about potential curbs on rice exports as well, prompting rice traders to step up purchases and place atypical orders for longer-d deliveries. Government and trade officials have said India, the world’s largest exporter of rice, does not plan to … Read more

Column: La Nina may further disrupt commodity markets via hurricanes

Mangled irrigation systems lay across farmland in central Nebraska after high winds swept across the US Great Plains and upper Midwest, Litchfield, Nebraska, US, in this still image obtained from a social media video. KEVIN FULTON/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 7 (Reuters) – As if commodity … Read more