Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor Trump’s promise to US farmers

By Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship | August 21, 2019

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter Aug. 21 to U.S. EPA Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the 31 new small refinery waivers (SREs) undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard. Reynolds and Naig also extended an invitation to Wheeler to come to Iowa and see the devastating impact of these exemptions firsthand.

View an electronic version of the letter online here

“The loss of these markets has taken a devastating toll on rural families facing one of the toughest years on record,” the letter states. “Ethanol consumption fell for the first time in 20 years, commodity markets are depressed, and many biofuel plants, including several in Iowa, have already slowed or halted production.”

Reynolds and Naig have stood alongside U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst in defense of the RFS. Reynolds testified earlier this year on the harm these waivers would cause to Iowa’s hard-working farmers. That testimony can be found here.


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