Members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus held a virtual town hall Wednesday to discuss the challenges currently facing the ethanol industry and what can be done to help.
Caucus members participating in the meeting were including Reps. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Rodney Davis (R-IL) as well as ethanol and agricultural group leaders.
House Agriculture Committee Chair Peterson says while the Senate has yet to vote on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, he will not vote for any bill that provides no aid for biofuels producers – and he is still hopeful USDA could yet find dollars for producers in the previous legislation.Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) on help for biofuels producers 4:45
Commodity and ethanol group leaders participating in the meeting included National Sorghum Producers (NSP) CEO Tim Lust who talked about the importance of the ethanol market for sorghum farmers.
Biofuels Caucus Town Hall NSP CEO Tim Lust 3:05
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Jon Doggett discussed revenue losses this year for corn farmers and why EPA needs to support the Renewable Fuel Standard and not allow any more small refinery exemptions.
Biofuels Caucus Town Hall NCGA CEO Jon Doggett 5:15