Senate Leaders Support RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

nfu-reidSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) attended a press conference for the National Farmers Union in Washington on Monday to stress support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

“We’ve learned a lot about biofuels, we’ve done so much better in producing biofuels for things other than crops that we eat and that’s important,” said Senator Reid. “I’m happy about how important our biofuels industry is.”

Talking about his friend Neil Young, who was also at the press conference, Reid said noted that they both share a belief in renewable energy and agriculture – Portion of Sen. Reid comments

nfu-stabenow-awardSenator Stabenow, pictured here with NFU president Roger Johnson, spoke on behalf of both passage of a new farm bill with an energy title and keeping the RFS in place.

“I am a huge proponent of the Renewable Fuel Standard, we need to continue to invest in research and development and energy efficiency,” Stabenow said. “It’s about getting us on to homegrown energy and off of foreign oil and it’s about jobs.”

Listen to or download Stabenow’s remarks here: Sen. Stabenow remarks

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