The National Biodiesel Board has launched a new radio advertising campaign calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the Brownfield Ag News Network.
“As a candidate last August, Joe Biden called the Renewable Fuel Standard ‘our bond with our farmers and our commitment to a thriving rural economy.’ But now, there are reports he’s considering handouts to oil refiners — at the expense of biodiesel producers and soybean farmers,” the ad states. “Contact your member of Congress. Let them know, it’s time for President Biden to make good on his promise and to support Midwest farmers and biodiesel producers.”
Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President for Federal Affairs, added, “The Renewable Fuel Standard is a vital policy for the biodiesel industry and for soybean producers. Instability in the program creates economic uncertainty for the communities where biodiesel production generates jobs and economic growth. As members of Congress return to their states and districts this summer, we want them to hear that message and encourage President Biden to maintain his commitment to the RFS program and to rural communities.”
Listen to the ad here:
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Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting today that the American Bakers Association is urging the EPA to reduce biodiesel blending requirements because food companies fear a shortage of canola and soybean oil before the end of the year.