Ag Secretary to Make “Major” Biofuels Speech

Cindy Zimmerman

Later this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will give a “major speech on domestic biofuel production.”

According to USDA, Vilsack will discuss the progress USDA and other federal agencies are making toward achieving the 36 billion gallon biofuel production goal mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard and new efforts by the Obama administration to bolster the industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Other topics of the address will include ensuring that infrastructure is in place to ease the production and use of domestically produced renewable transportation fuel, as well as the administration’s strategy to foster renewable energy nationwide.

The address will be made October 21, 9:30 am Eastern, at the National Press Club.

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