A bipartisan group of 18 senators wants to know how the Trump administration will approach a regulatory fix to allow summer sales of E15 as news of waivers granted to small refineries continues to frustrate renewable fuel organizations.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is likely to get an earful about farmers’ trade concerns when he heads to Capitol Hill this week, and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt faces a grilling by two House panels.
The Trump administration seeks to calm farmers’ fears about the escalating trade dispute with China, even as corn and soybean growers hope the crisis will at least end the White House’s consideration of intervening in the biofuel credit market.
If recent reports about the Trump administration considering sending biofuel program reform efforts back to the legislative branch turn out to be true, don’t expect ethanol supporters to be too disappointed.
Rumors of potential action in the price of biofuel credits have Midwest politicians on edge, including a group of senators that have requested a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss the issue.
After making some comments suggesting he wasn’t happy with Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue’s approach to biofuels policy, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley now says he was “perhaps a little bit too strong” in some of his criticism.