NFU Takes Part in RFS Educational Briefings

While some House Republicans and agricultural groups were calling for an end to the Renewable Fuel Standard - others were participating in an event hosted by Fuels America to promote the RFS. The Fuels America group gathered to discuss the so-called blend wall, E15 and progress on the cellulosic ethanol front. Nebraska Representative Lee Terry and Iowa Representative Bruce Braley were also part of the event - which was part of a series of educational briefings on what's really happening with the RFS. Through National Farmers Union's membership in the Fuels America coalition - NFU President Roger Johnson participated as well. Johnson says the RFS must be maintained to provide for a stable policy environment for the development of the next generation of biofuels.

NFU believes the RFS ensure Americans have choices at the pump. The group also notes the RFS is opening up the fuel market to new fuel sources - allowing the renewable fuel industry to deliver economic, national security and environmental benefits. Johnson says American farmers and rural communities will continue to benefit from the expansion of the industry with new markets for farmers and the creation of good paying jobs.

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