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Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding EPA’s Proposed Cut to the RFS2

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2013 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed reduction in the amount of ethanol that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. This decision strikes a blow to conventional ethanol production as well as dampens the prospects for advanced biofuels.”

“The intent of the Renewable Fuels Standard revised in 2007 (RFS2) was to get more renewable fuels into our nation’s pipeline and move beyond the E10 fuel blend. Today’s announcement from EPA moves us in the opposite direction. This decision has the potential to pull the plug on new technologies and investments that are currently in place and needed to produce advanced biofuels.

“The ethanol industry, from farmers to investors and everyone in between, needs stability and certainty.”

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