President Celebrates Year-Round E15 in Iowa

June 12, 2019 03:40 PM

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and President Trump traveling to Iowa this week touting the implementation of year-round E15. 

The President in Council Bluffs visiting an ethanol plant and talking about the EPA finishing a rule allowing E15 to be sold year-round. EPA cleared the E15 rule the end of May, which allows retailers to have the option to sell E15 blends throughout the whole year. 

Farm Journal Washington Correspondent Jim Wiesemeyer says while the approval is big for the ethanol industry, seeing a huge impact on demand is going to take time.

"This will give a series of retail establishments the confidence now to put in those expensive pumps and wells to purchase E15 year-round," says Wiesemeyer. 

It was in Council Bluffs where the President first promised to approve E15 last fall.  

Not everyone is happy with year-round E15 rules. Reuters reporting the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers is suing to block the expanded sales. It claims the move exceeds the administration's authority.  AFPM has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to review the EPA's rule.

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Spell Check

Small town Indiana , IN
6/12/2019 05:43 PM

  If you want something to celebrate , reallocate all the lost gallons of ethanol from your ILLEGAL rin waivers old Mac Donnie , with your crooked friend Andrew the dirty dealer wheeler !!!

6/13/2019 06:29 AM

  Wondering if they still think Trump is playing three dimensional chess. While everyone else is playing checkers. Flory/Wiesemeyer are just Trump flunkies! Along with Sen. Cramer Sen. Grassley etc. Listen to their radio show and it's the same bs every day.

Small town Indiana, IN
6/14/2019 09:25 PM

  Rick I love advice from some one who does not produce corn .But then again if you want myself and PJ to get a room , just answer this one question for all of us . Simple yes or no , have you ever sucked a d!@k you did not like ? And old mac donnie does not count in your answer !