Biofuels Included in Ag Talks Roadmap for Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers for Free Trade held a virtual press conference Tuesday to release a new report on the challenges and solutions for American agriculture on trade, supply chains and global competitiveness. The report is the culmination of a series of Ag Talk discussions across rural America and includes recommendations to drive demand for U.S. agricultural products at home and abroad.

Recommendations in the report for biofuels include legislation establishing a low-carbon octane standard, such as one proposed by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. NCGA chair and Iowa farmer Kevin Ross says other countries have the same need. “From an environmental footprint standpoint across the globe, we think we can help in a whole lot of air quality issues that we’ve seen improved in the U.S.,” said Ross. “Ethanol’s got a bright future, not just here in the U.S. but across the globe.”

Audio – Ag Talks report ethanol - Kevin Ross, NCGA (2:55)

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