Stand Up for Farming & Ethanol
On November 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Despite its lack of statutory authority to do so, the EPA proposed cutting minimum ethanol use from 14.4 billion gallons to 13.01 billion gallons. Agriculture has so much to lose with these proposed changes. If finalized, this cut of 1.39 billion gallons will have economic and environmental consequences felt nationwide.