Last year’s EPA hearing on proposed volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was held in Kansas City, Kansas – this year, the hearing moved across the river to the Missouri side of Kansas City and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce was pleased to welcome everyone to the Show Me State.
“We appreciate EPA coming and listening to folks talk about the RFS, we really appreciate the fact that you’re in Missouri this year,” said Fordyce, who is also a corn, soybean and cattle farmer from the northwest part of the state.
Fordyce talked about Missouri’s leadership in the biofuels industry. “Missouri is the proud home of six ethanol plants,” he said. “We built a biodiesel plant right here in Kansas City.”
He also discussed how biofuels have helped all segments of the agriculture industry in Missouri, including livestock. Listen to his comments here: MO Ag Director Fordyce EPA hearing testimony