Farmers have mixed responses to GREET model delays

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Biden administration won’t release its updated Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Technologies or GREET model for a few more weeks and farmers at the Commodity Classic had mixed reactions.

“It’s a little disappointing and another situation where they want to see if we have any patience left,” says Dan Wesley, a farmer from eastern Nebraska.

The Biden administration had a March 1 deadline to finalize any changes and with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan speaking at the Commodity Classic that day, farmers were expecting positive news.    

But Wesley tells Brownfield…

“It did come across positive that they said to measure twice and cut once, to get it correct, but we don’t know what their version of correct is going to be.”

Wesley says the updated GREET model might not be as favorable for ethanol, which could make it more challenging to become a top feedstock for Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

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