(Des Moines) Corn growers are trying to send a “loud and clear” message to the Environmental Protection Agency, over proposed rules reducing the amount of ethanol blended in the nations fuel supply.
Mark Recker farms near Aplington in northeast Iowa, and is encouraging farmers and others with a “stake” in the industry, to let the E-P-A know their views.
“The banker that works with farmer’s, the crop insurance specialist, the guy that sells sprayers, we are all tied together in agriculture,” stated Recker.
The Iowa Corn Growers Association says studies are showing the E-P-A’s proposal to lower the renewable fuels standard, would reduce the price of corn by about .19-cents, putting it below the cost of production.
Iowa is the nation’s leading ethanol producer. Governor Terry Branstad will host a number of Midwestern leaders January 23rd, to discuss the E-P-A’s proposal.
Iowa Radio Network
January 22, 2014