ACE endorses farm group letter to Trump to protect RFS
Posted on 02/26/2018
Sioux Falls, SD (February 26, 2018) – The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings released the following statement in support of a letter sent to President Trump today from the National Corn Growers Association, along with other agricultural organizations, calling on the President to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“Never before have U.S. farm groups spoken with such a unified and clear voice that they don’t want EPA or Congress messing with the Renewable Fuel Standard. We applaud the National Corn Growers Association for their outstanding leadership in organizing this letter and endorse the message that any action to weaken the RFS to benefit one or two refiners will be borne on the backs of farmers and rural America. We encourage President Trump, Secretary Perdue, Administrator Pruitt, and Congress to take notice that rural America is already under incredible economic stress. Messing with the RFS will make conditions even worse for millions of people.”
A copy of the letter signed by NCGA, American Soybean Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Sorghum Producers is available here.