Rounds Statement on Administration’s Ethanol Announcement

Rounds Statement on Administration’s Ethanol Announcement

Announcement Comes after Rounds, Colleagues Meet with President, Vice President to Discuss Solution

PIERRE—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take steps to blend 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol with unleaded gasoline. Rounds and a number of his Senate colleagues recently met with President Trump and Vice President Pence to address the issue.

“Today’s announcement is great news for corn and corn ethanol producers in South Dakota, who have suffered from the EPA’s issuance of Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) over the past several years. By taking steps to restore the integrity of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), family farms and ethanol plants will be spared further loss and their threat of having to close shop is greatly reduced. Jobs in rural America will be saved.

“Corn and corn ethanol play a vital role in South Dakota’s economy and in our nation’s fuel supply. I thank President Trump for upholding his commitment to protect our nation’s farmers.”


4 thoughts on “Rounds Statement on Administration’s Ethanol Announcement”

  1. The test to see if this is “great news” is whether the price paid for corn goes up. If it does-great. If it does not, another step closer to closing the family farm.

  2. Socialized agriculture, socialized dairies, socialized cheese, socialized livestock production, a socialized timber industry, socialized air service, socialized freight rail, a socialized nursing home industry and now a socialized internet are all fine with SDGOP but then they call single payer health care socialized medicine.

    1. Anon 4:03 PM what the previous poster pointed out is something every Government provides dollars for in hopes of continued success in the marketplace. And I agree that whatever Gov subsidizes increases in value and usage and what Gov taxes decreases in overall usage. Quite simple micro-economics actually. Big Gov did not take total control over any of aforementioned businesses. Single Payer would do to our Health Care what every Federal Program taken over from the Private Sector has done. Guaranteed if Doctors were forced to take only Medicaid approved pay scales America would not have any American born Doctors in 40 years. But then maybe it doesn’t really matter to people who keep believing the world is going to end in 12 years every 12 years.

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