LINCOLN, NEB. – “Nebraska Farm Bureau is pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule moving forward in fulfilling the administration’s promise to support year-round E15 ethanol sales. Ethanol has become a vital component of Nebraska’s economy that is dependent on a thriving agriculture base. This rule would be both positive to farmers who are struggling as well as to the state’s economy as a whole.”

“As we see lower farm income and a poor long-term outlook in the agricultural economy, opening up markets to ethanol helps create new demand that farmers badly need. We look forward to working with the EPA to successfully implement year-round E15 ethanol sales.”

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.