EPA’s Biofuels Fix is Another Broken Promise to American Farmers

EPA’s Biofuels Fix is Another Broken Promise to American Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – A week and a half after announcing its intentions to offset a portion of the 4 billion gallons of demand for biofuels eliminated due to the ongoing misappropriation of small refinery exemptions (SREs), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a … Read More

EPA Must Support Biofuels, Uphold Intent of RFS

EPA Must Support Biofuels, Uphold Intent of RFS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– On behalf of its nearly 200,000 family farmer and rancher members, National Farmers Union (NFU) today submitted public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the agency to adjust their proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume obligations for 2020. Though the … Read More

NFU Applauds Year-Round Use E15, Urges Further Investments in Biofuels

NFU Applauds Year-Round Use E15, Urges Further Investments in Biofuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 31, 2019 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202.554.1600hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON– The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule that will permit year-round sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, also known as E15. The rule’s finalization comes just in time to allow for summertime use of E15 this year, but does not … Read More

NFU Urges Administration to Honor Commitment to Biofuels

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Throughout his campaign for and tenure as president, Donald Trump has consistently pledged to support American-grown biofuels. However, his administration has too often failed to follow through on those promises in a timely fashion. In the most recent of such instances, President … Read More

NFU Urges Administration to Honor Commitment to Biofuels

NFU Urges Administration to Honor Commitment to Biofuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 Contact: Hannah Packman, 202-554-1600 hpackman@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Throughout his campaign for and tenure as president, Donald Trump has consistently pledged to support American-grown biofuels. However, his administration has too often failed to follow through on those promises in a timely fashion. In the most recent of such instances, President … Read More

Farmers Union Urges Administration to Allow E15 Year-Round, Reconcile Billions of Gallons of Lost Demand for Biofuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Ahead of an expected Trump Administration announcement on changes to the nation’s biofuel policies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the President to follow through on his promises to support American family farmers and the biofuel industry by allowing year-round use of … Read More

Farmers Union Urges Administration to Allow E15 Year-Round, Reconcile Billions of Gallons of Lost Demand for Biofuels

Farmers Union Urges Administration to Allow E15 Year-Round, Reconcile Billions of Gallons of Lost Demand for Biofuels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202.314.3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Ahead of an expected Trump Administration announcement on changes to the nation’s biofuel policies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is urging the President to follow through on his promises to support American family farmers and the biofuel industry by allowing year-round use of … Read More

NFU Urges Increase in Biofuel Requirements, Rejection of Attempts to Undermine RFS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The administration must continue to build on the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and promote expanded use of American-grown biofuels if it is to promote the economic viability of family farmers and the vibrancy of rural communities, that according to … Read More

NFU Urges Increase in Biofuel Requirements, Rejection of Attempts to Undermine RFS

NFU Urges Increase in Biofuel Requirements, Rejection of Attempts to Undermine RFS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – The administration must continue to build on the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and promote expanded use of American-grown biofuels if it is to promote the economic viability of family farmers and the vibrancy of rural communities, that according to … Read More

EPA Administrator Issued RFS Waivers to Large Refiner: Reuters — Action Undermines American Biofuel Industry, Farm Prices and Rural Economies, NFU Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – According to Reuters, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies from having to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2016. The agency granted “hardship waivers” to three of the refiners’ operations despite … Read More

EPA Administrator Issued RFS Waivers to Large Refiner: Reuters — Action Undermines American Biofuel Industry, Farm Prices and Rural Economies, NFU Says

EPA Administrator Issued RFS Waivers to Large Refiner: Reuters — Action Undermines American Biofuel Industry, Farm Prices and Rural Economies, NFU Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – According to Reuters, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted one of the nation’s largest oil refining companies from having to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2016. The agency granted “hardship waivers” to three of the refiners’ operations despite … Read More

Trump Administration Must Right the Ship on Biofuels Through 2018 RFS Obligations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As embattled farm, biofuel, and rural communities and economies look to the Trump Administration to maintain promises to support American biofuel production, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the administration to increase Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations when they finalize … Read More

Trump Administration Must Right the Ship on Biofuels Through 2018 RFS Obligations

Trump Administration Must Right the Ship on Biofuels Through 2018 RFS Obligations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – As embattled farm, biofuel, and rural communities and economies look to the Trump Administration to maintain promises to support American biofuel production, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on the administration to increase Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations when they finalize … Read More

NFU, Biofuels Industry Call on Trump Administration to Honor Commitment to RFS and Rural America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following a recent set of proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to weaken the nation’s premier renewable fuels law, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union and 10 prominent biofuel organizations are calling on the administration to honor its … Read More

NFU, Biofuels Industry Call on Trump Administration to Honor Commitment to RFS and Rural America

NFU, Biofuels Industry Call on Trump Administration to Honor Commitment to RFS and Rural America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON – Following a recent set of proposals by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to weaken the nation’s premier renewable fuels law, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), National Farmers Union and 10 prominent biofuel organizations are calling on the administration to honor its … Read More

EPA Sets Right Tone for Advanced Biofuels with RFS Announcement, NFU Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (November 23, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations, setting conventional renewable fuels at the 15 billion volume level established by Congress. In response, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson released the … Read More

EPA Sets Right Tone for Advanced Biofuels with RFS Announcement, NFU Says

EPA Sets Right Tone for Advanced Biofuels with RFS Announcement, NFU Says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (November 23, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligations, setting conventional renewable fuels at the 15 billion volume level established by Congress. In response, National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson released the … Read More

NFU Urges Military Biofuels Exemption to Be Removed from Defense Spending Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 14, 2016) – Repeated attempts to undermine the national security benefits of advanced biofuels through previous defense spending bills have been unsuccessful. As House lawmakers meet today to debate the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017, National Farmers Union (NFU) … Read More

NFU Urges Military Biofuels Exemption to Be Removed from Defense Spending Bill

NFU Urges Military Biofuels Exemption to Be Removed from Defense Spending Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (June 14, 2016) – Repeated attempts to undermine the national security benefits of advanced biofuels through previous defense spending bills have been unsuccessful. As House lawmakers meet today to debate the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017, National Farmers Union (NFU) … Read More

NFU Calls New University of Tennessee RFS Study Recommendations “Shortsighted and Irresponsible;” Says EPA Should Implement Biofuels Targets in Current Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (October 15, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the recent recommendations made by a University of Tennessee study that calls for dismantling the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are “shortsighted and irresponsible,” and urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Read More

NFU Calls New University of Tennessee RFS Study Recommendations “Shortsighted and Irresponsible;” Says EPA Should Implement Biofuels Targets in Current Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (October 15, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said the recent recommendations made by a University of Tennessee study that calls for dismantling the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are “shortsighted and irresponsible,” and urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Read More

Thanks to USDA for Investing in Biofuels

By Tom Driscoll, government relations representative, National Farmers Union The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently took important steps in building climate resiliency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to pay attention. Climate change jeopardizes the security of the global food system and the viability of family farms and rural communities. Farmers and ranchers … Read More

NFU Hopeful RFS Timeline Can Restore Certainty in Biofuels Industry; Urges EPA to Stick to Statutory Target Levels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2015 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON (April 10, 2015) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson said today that he was hopeful the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) timeline for releasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target levels would restore stability to an already damaged biofuels market and urged … Read More