WASHINGTON, DC — President-elect Donald Trump will nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as Secretary of Agriculture. In response to this news, Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor issued the following statement:

“We congratulate Governor Perdue on his nomination to be the next Secretary of Agriculture. We are confident that each of President-elect Trump’s cabinet picks are fully aware of his vocal support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the ethanol industry.

“Growth Energy is ready to work with Governor Perdue to promote biofuel production and to protect the economic vibrancy of rural America. The ethanol industry provides more than 400,000 jobs across America’s heartland, while ethanol and its byproduct, Dried Distiller’s Grain (DDGS), are vital international commodities for U.S. agriculture.

“We look forward to working with Governor Perdue to protect the growth of American agriculture and economic welfare of American farmers, all while providing consumers access to higher performing, more economical, American-made options at the gas pump.”

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