2024 ACE DC Fly-in

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 13th ACE DC Fly-in was held March 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Every year, ACE brings ordinary, hard-working people from all corners of ethanol industry to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. It’s one of our flagship efforts to humanize our industry and deliver the story of grit and passion from the people who know it best. Congress is eager to hear from real people, and participants say their visit to Capitol Hill is one the highlights of their lives.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2024 ACE DC Fly-in Photo Album

Interviews and Audio

Preview interview with ACE CEO Brian Jennings
Preview with Brian Jennings, ACE 4:52

EPA Office of Agriculture and Rural Affairs director Rod Snyder
Remarks from Rod Snyder, EPA 31:24
Interview with Rod Snyder, EPA 3:10

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) Nationwide Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2023
Remarks from Sen. Deb Fischer 18:35
Sen. Fischer interview 3:47

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) interview
Sen. Grassley interview 3:07

Dr. Basil Gooden, USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development – remarks
Remarks from Basil Gooden, USDA 16:21

ACE CEO Brian Jennings wrap up interview
Wrap up with Brian Jennings, ACE 4:39

Interviews with fly-in participants:
Thomas Harwood, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel, Minnesota
Thomas Harwood, Al-Corn Clean Fuels 3:26
Ron Alverson, Dakota Ethanol, South Dakota farmer
Ron Alverson, South Dakota 7:58
Austin Vaillancourt, Business Development Manager, Gevo
Austin Vaillancourt, Gevo 6:21
Bill Couser, Iowa cattle producer and member of EPA Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee
Bill Couser, Iowa 5:34
Jan tenBensel, Nebraska farmer, Nebraska Ethanol Board Chair, and NCGA Ethanol Action Team chair
Jan tenBensel, Nebraska 7:53