A rally organized by corn and ethanol producers at the Farm Progress Show got the attention of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey who stopped by to show their support. It was a last minute decision by the secretary, who brought greetings and another promise from President Trump, who called Perdue as he was driving on to the show grounds.
“He said…we need to get this RFS straightened out and get E15 twelve months,” said Perdue. “He wants something done quickly. He said, ‘you get with that EPA Administrator and bring me something next week that I can announce.'”
Organized by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and state corn growers, the rally included a number of other speakers, including:
IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw; Iowa corn grower Jim Greif; Iowa farmer Jerry Calease; NCGA president Kevin Skunes from North Dakota; RFA past president Randy Doyal of Al-Corn Clean Fuel; Iowa Biodiesel Board member Ron Heck; and Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
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