EPA, USDA announce agreement on Renewable Fuel Standard

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard, as negotiated by President Donald Trump.

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said, “At my recent townhall meeting in Franklin, Indiana, this issue was top of mind for Hoosier farmers and producers. I worked closely with USDA and the Trump Administration to make sure those concerns were realized here in Washington. This is why I am proud to announce that President Trump kept his promise to Hoosier farmers to ensure the RFS is implanted in a manner consistent with Congressional intent. This agreement to expand domestic energy production is a win for Hoosier farmers, and it comes on the heels of a year-round E-15 decision. Hoosiers will not forget that President Trump is in their corner.”

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said, “President Trump’s announcement could not have come at a more critical time for farmers and ethanol producers. With the state of the farm economy, any viable market for grain producers is key. I’m proud to support this welcomed news from the Administration, and I look forward to continuing to work with President Trump, Secretary Perdue, Administrator Wheeler, and my colleagues in Congress to see this agreement put into action.”

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(This story was originally published on October 4, 2019)

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