Monday, December 1, 2014

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Farmers disappointed with delay on 2014 renewable fuel standards

Ethanol pumpWashington – The American Farm Bureau Federation registered its disappointment with EPA’s decision to once again delay action on the 2014 standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.    

“Renewable fuels have been a tremendous success story for the nation by reducing our country’s dependence on foreign crude oil, reducing air pollution and providing good-paying jobs within rural America,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.    

“This significant delay and inability of the EPA to set standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program creates unneeded uncertainty in the marketplace,” Stallman continued. “Even though EPA took the appropriate course in reconsidering its proposed rule after receiving substantial pushback from rural America, Farm Bureau continues to believe that adhering to the framework of the RFS2 remains the best approach.”  

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