Statement by Steve Nelson, Regarding Announcement of Year-Round E-15
LINCOLN, NEB. – “We greatly appreciate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action to fulfill the administration’s promise to allow year-round E15 ethanol sales. Ethanol is a vital component of Nebraska’s economy. Our ethanol sector has experienced extensive expansion over the years, making Nebraska the second largest ethanol producing state in the country.”
“Today’s announcement is a positive step forward, on our country’s renewable fuels policy and is an important one for our farm families who are working through the challenges of a slowed agriculture economy. Anything that expands the markets to ethanol and helps build new demand for Nebraska grown grains is good news.”
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 61,000 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 www.nefb.org.