Wisconsin BioFuels Association Praises RFS Agreement
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/09/2019
The Wisconsin BioFuels Association is commending President Trump on directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to negotiate an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard, which was announced by the EPA and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture on October 4.
EPA stated that the plan will expand domestic energy production and improve the RFS program that will result in sustained biofuel production to help American farmers and that the much-anticipated deal was met with widespread praise from lawmakers
throughout the Corn Belt.
"We only succeed when our local economies are productive, and we will continue to encourage lawmakers to find ways that help alleviate the struggles facing farm families," said WBFA Board President Erik Huschitt of Badger State Ethanol. "At a time when
American agriculture is struggling legislators need to look at all options to support our farmers. It is a win for Wisconsin, and a win for farmers and members of the biofuels industry."
EPA will seek public comment on the agreement, which aims to address the impacts of Small Refinery Exemptions by incorporating into the RFS volumes a projection of expected waivers based on a three-year average.