(Posted Thu. May 5th, 2016)
Even before the ink was dry on the establishment of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) legislation, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), its state affiliates and members have worked tirelessly to make it a success. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule setting of the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) last November, raised serious concern about the agency’s commitment to the RFS and the future of the ethanol industry. As a result, NCGA is providing a new set of tools to assist state affiliates in defending the RFS with consistent messaging targeted at policy leaders, environmental groups, businesses and the general public.
The goal of this toolkit is to help establish a unified voice for the corn industry that reflects and capitalizes on the great work that has already taken place in defense of the RFS. It contains important information, trends and lessons learned from state organizations along with the NCGA Action App, material samples, timelines, checklists and messaging documents.
Corn state affiliates can expect the release of the ethanol toolkit Friday.