IRFA Gets Words of Support From Romney

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) members grabbed the ear of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a moment Tuesday and got him to say “I do” – support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and ethanol, that is.

After listening to Governor Romney speak at an Iowa farm, IRFA President Brad Albin with the Renewable Energy Group (REG) and past president Walt Wendland of Golden Grain Energy had a chance to visit briefly with the candidate while shaking hands and thank him for supporting the RFS. Romney responded, “I do support the RFS and ethanol.”

Romney spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters at the Koch family farm in Van Meter, Iowa on Tuesday to highlight his farm policy initiatives, which include renewable energy. The energy independence section of the candidate’s agriculture white paper notes that “Romney recognizes that biofuels are crucial to America’s energy future and to achieving his goal of energy independence, and he supports maintaining the Renewable Fuel Standard to guarantee producers the market access they have been promised as they continue to move forward.”

IRFA documented Romney’s “I do” on video – watch it here:

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