(Posted Mon. Jul 27th, 2015)
The National Corn Growers Association urges farmers and their family and friends to email their opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard today. The proposal will cut nearly four billion gallons of ethanol and will have significant negative impact on already low corn prices. The July 27, 2015 11:59 p.m. Eastern deadline for public comments is looming, so please act fast.
For details on the proposal and a link to send a comment, visit ncga.com/rfs. Various draft comments are available to enable both farmers and their non-farmer friends to easily send personalized notes to the EPA.
“Last time, we were very clear to EPA about what we wanted,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling. “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, it means higher gas prices and dirtier air.”