In the wake of new plant closures, corn and soybean farmer organization leaders held a press conference Thursday to discuss the current situation in the biofuels industry created by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) overuse of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
Participants in the call were:
Kelly Nieuwenhuis, farmer from Primghar, Iowa and president of the board at Siouxland Energy
John Linder, farmer in Edison, Ohio, incoming first vice president of the National Corn Growers Association
Ron Heck, a soybean farmer in Perry, Iowa, Secretary of the National Biodiesel Board
Daryl Haack, a corn farmer in Primghar, Iowa, member of the board of Little Sioux Corn Processors
The four farmers were united in their call for President Trump to intervene with EPA to get them back on track and reallocate gallons lost to SREs. Listen here:Farmer leaders biofuels presser