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ICGA Disappointed by Supreme Court Decision on RFS Exemptions

June 25, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court voted against the 10th Circuit Court decision from last January that found refiners can only apply for an extension of an exemption from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume obligation if they have continuously received refinery exemption extensions every year.

Iowa Corn Growers Association President Carl Jardon and farmer from Randolph, Iowa made the following statement:

“We are extremely disappointed the Supreme Court didn’t uphold the 10th Circuit Court ruling on eligibility to request RFS refinery exemption extensions. However, Iowa Corn will not stop fighting to uphold the RFS as we know it is the most effective energy policy on the books today to improve our air quality, reduce our carbon footprint and increase the use and availability of biofuels for consumers. Working with the Biden Administration and our biofuels champions in Congress and the State of Iowa, ICGA will continue to fight every day for corn farmer profitability and the integrity of the RFS as a top priority.”  


The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is a 7,500-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit

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