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Statement by Mark McHargue, President, Regarding EPA Granting Wavier to Allow Use of E15 this Summer

LINCOLN, NEB. – “We are pleased to again see the EPA grant a waiver to allow for the use of E15 nationwide this summer. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of EPA’s announcement earlier this year to grant a year-round E15 waiver for eight states including Nebraska beginning in 2025. We appreciate EPA’s decision to provide consumers with an affordable and sustainable fuel option, however, it also highlights the need for a permanent solution.”

“It is well past time for Congress to take up and pass the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act introduced by Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Adrian Smith, which would permanently allow for the use of ethanol blends higher than E10 nationwide throughout the year. Nebraska Farm Bureau is again calling on Congress to move this vital piece of legislation through Congress and to the President’s desk so that it can be signed into law, ending years of unnecessary regulatory uncertainty.”

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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