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Iowa Agriculture Presses Trump to Keep Promises on Ethanol

April 17, 2019, 7:33 PM

President Donald Trump will betray his promise to support the U.S. ethanol industry if his administration exempts any small refineries from 2018 blending requirements, Iowa biofuel advocates said Wednesday.

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association President Monte Shaw, at a news conference in Johnston, Iowa, puts new emphasis on a politically fraught renewable fuel standard as the presidential campaign heats up in the state.

The EPA is currently weighing applications from 39 refineries seeking exemptions from quotas under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Shaw says that low farm income, the granting of refinery exemptions from the biofuels mandate, among other challenges in rural ...

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