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Vilsack Worried About the Future of Biofuels

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the Des Moines Register that he is worried about the biofuels industry’s future with President-elect Donald Trump naming two opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard, Rick Perry and Scott Pruitt, to Cabinet positions. Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen is confident the Trump administration will uphold the law, “I look at Donald Trump and I see someone who believes in American energy, who does believe in value-added agriculture and see jobs here at home. He wants to make sure the rural economy continues to succeed. He has spoken repeatedly about the benefits of ethanol.” Dinneen is looking beyond the RFS. “Donald Trump’s agenda focused on removing unnecessary regulations that may not benefit the environment or consumer in any way,” says Dinneen. “These are regulations that have impeded consumer choice and increased costs to refiners and marketers. It would have a tremendous impact on agriculture across the country.”

Source: Red River Farm Network