South Dakota corn rally pushes for year-round E15 sales

During a rally Wednesday in Sioux Falls led by the South Dakota Corn Growers Association, speakers requested the Trump Administration allow E15 gasoline blends to be sold year-round.  South Dakota Corn Growers President Troy Knecht says ethanol production has kept him on the farm.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty right now with trade,” Knecht told the audience during the rally.  “An easy fix to uncertainty for us would be grant us the E15 waiver that we’re asking for.”

Economic analysis provided by the Renewable Fuels Association estimates waivers granted by the EPA to refineries effectively reduced 2016 and 2017 RFS requirements by at least 1.63 billion gallons.  The analysis states economic impact of these lost gallons is approximately $5.3 billion.

The rally coincided with a visit in South Dakota by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.  The administrator was in Kansas Tuesday and is reportedly to be in Nebraska Thursday.

Photo courtesy of POET

AUDIO: South Dakota ethanol rally (courtesy of Paulsen Marketing) (19 min. MP3)

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