The National Biodiesel Board said it would consider all possible legal actions as it looks into what it calls a flood of biodiesel entering the country from Argentina, according to a report from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.

The National Biodiesel Board said it would consider all possible legal actions as it looks into what it calls a flood of biodiesel entering the country from Argentina, according to a report from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.

The board said new data shows subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina are surging, pushed to new highs in recent weeks. A June report from a business intelligence company showed biodiesel exports shipped out of Argentina reached a five-month high and all of it went to the United States. Argentina recently reduced and then dropped export taxes on biodiesel, contributing to the surge in shipments to America and making the situation that much harder for American producers.

In March, the NBB filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission over the rising amount of biodiesel imports. The NBB says in these petitions that higher volumes of subsidized biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia have taken away market share from American manufacturers and injured domestic producers. Anne Steckel, NBB’s vice president of federal affairs, said her group hopes to level the playing field for America’s producers.