NCGA encourages public comment to avoid EPA ethanol cuts

Farmers and non-farmers can use already prepared drafts that can be personalized with important details into a note that can be sent directly to the EPA.
Farmers and non-farmers can use already prepared drafts that can be personalized with important details into a note that can be sent directly to the EPA. | File image

The public comment period for farmers to express their concern to the Environmental Protection Agency over corn ethanol cuts is open through July 11. 

The EPA wants to cut corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard by 200 million gallons.

A public hearing was held June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, where the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its affiliates testified.

“We are very clear to EPA about what we want,” NCGA President Chip Bowling said. “It is simple: EPA should follow the statute. For farmers and others in rural America, this new EPA proposal means low corn prices and ethanol plant and industry cutbacks. And for everyone else, it means higher gas prices and dirtier air.”

Farmers and non-farmers can use already prepared drafts that can be personalized with important details into a note that can be sent directly to the EPA

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National Corn Growers Association U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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