Members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) from across the country are in Washington this week to discuss policy issues and visit with lawmakers about a number of topics, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“The question our members are asking the legislators is ‘Do you support the RFS in its form, yes or no?’ and we want an answer,” said NCGA President Pam Johnson of Iowa.
Johnson says a gas station in her little community of Floyd, Iowa boasts the lowest price of fuel in the United States right now. “And it’s E85 and the price is $2.24 a gallon,” and she would like to see consumers nationwide have the opportunity to buy cheaper gas blended with renewable fuel. “Giving them the option at the pump to choose, not letting the oil industry choose whether they get to use that fuel or not,” said Johnson. That is the reason she believes keeping the RFS in place is so important to the country. Interview with NCGA President Pam Johnson