The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the approval of year-round sales of E15, fulfilling the president's promise to help the rural economy. National Sorghum Producers Chairman Dan Atkisson, a sorghum farmer from Stockton, Kansas, released the following statement in response:
"National Sorghum Producers thanks President Trump and the administration for their commitment to producers and consumers by approving E15 sales before summer driving months. Ethanol is the world's most cost-effective octane agent and lowers the price of each gallon of gasoline.
The new E15 plan will add immediate demand for ethanol, easing pressure on ethanol producers already facing significantly reduced margins. Improved ethanol margins will mean more demand for grain, and ultimately, more demand for sorghum.
Nearly one-third of U.S. sorghum is dedicated to helping make America energy independent. We appreciate the Environmental Protection Agency for finalizing their efforts and improving the biofuels market opportunities for producers. NSP will continue to work with the administration and industry partners to expand the ethanol market domestically and abroad."
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