ICGA Thanks Attorney General Bird for Support of Year-Round E15

Year-Round E15 gives consumers savings at the pump and creates an increased demand for corn grind across the state. That’s why the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) applauds Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird for her continuous efforts in keeping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accountable for their failure to respond to the opt-out request filed by Iowa Governor Kim Reyolds and six other midwestern states earlier this year.

“As farmers, we want to see an increase in corn demand and as consumers we want more affordable prices at the pump. That’s why year-round E15 gives Iowans the best of both worlds, whether a farmer or consumer, you’re benefiting at the pump, and our state’s benefiting economically” said Jolene Riessen a farmer from Ida Grove, Iowa, and the Iowa Corn Growers Association President. “The EPA has failed us, and as Iowans, we want to keep them accountable for the things they say they are going to do. That’s why this motion is so important. It gives us the opportunity to voice that concern and move the needle when it comes to having access to E15 year-round without limitations.”

In early March, the EPA delayed the implementation of a plan, created by a group of bipartisan Midwest Governors, that would allow for the sale of E15 year-round in each respective state. The Iowa Corn Growers Association continues to urge the EPA to act now, and give consumers access to reliable, homegrown, affordable fuel year-round.

For More Information:

Rachel Zumbach, Public Relations Manager, rzumbach@iowacorn.org, 515-225-9242 

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