NCGA BRIEFS HILL STAFF ON SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE AND THE RENEWABLE FUEL INDUSTRY

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(Posted Thu. Jun 13th, 2013)

Jun. 13: Today, the National Corn Growers Association brought the story of how America’s corn farmers are growing corn in an increasingly sustainable manner to Capitol Hill staffers as part of a panel sponsored by Fuels America. NCGA Director of Public Policy Rod Snyder, along with other energy and agriculture representatives, provided an update on important issues shaping agriculture and the renewable fuel industry in America.

“As Congress makes long term policy choices about renewable fuels production in the United States, it is important to keep in mind that farmers are producing corn and other ethanol feedstock more sustainably than ever before,” said Snyder.“Farmers continue to create more with less by reducing soil erosion, water use and energy use per bushel.”

This panel is the second in a series of educational briefings organized to highlight the facts about a variety of issues and situations associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard. Other participants on the panel included representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association, Agriculture and Biofuels Consulting LLP, Advanced Ethanol Council and Third Way.

Fuels America is a coalition of organizations committed to protecting America’s Renewable Fuel Standard and promoting the benefits of all types of renewable fuel already growing in America.