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MN Corn president hopes Biden stops wave of small refinery exemptions

The president of the Minnesota Corn Growers would like to see stable and predictable biofuels policy from the new administration.

Tim Waibel of Courtland says President Trump seemed to say one thing and do another.

“Our past President always said that he was in favor of the biofuels industry, but we all know that he gave more waivers than anybody else ever did. And certainly we want to get back on the right track with not having all them waivers.”

He tells Brownfield there are certain refiners that have difficulty obtaining ethanol.

“But all in all (and) generally speaking, the vast majority of the waivers that were granted were granted for not that situation at all. And that’ll be the key (and) it will be very interesting to see where we fall with that.”

Waibel says he also wants the Biden Administration to hold trading partners like China accountable to ensure U.S. ag commodities get into foreign markets tariff-free. 

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