LINCOLN, NEB. – "We are very pleased to see that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to follow the statutory requirements congress laid out in the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) law and allow for the blending of 15 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol. Given the current state of the agricultural economy, any reduction in RFS would have been a further blow to not only Nebraska's ethanol and corn industries, but to our livestock industry which had come to rely upon Dried Distillers Grains, an ethanol production byproduct, as a staple in the diets of cattle and hogs."
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.