WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of National Agriculture Day, Growth Energy released the following statement:
“Growth Energy is pleased to join the chorus of voices thanking America’s farmers for their contributions to our economy on National Agriculture Day,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said.
“This day is also an opportunity to shine a light on the challenges facing America’s hardworking farmers, who are struggling with plummeting commodity prices, incomes, and land value. In many markets, the price of corn is now below the cost of production, forcing American farmers to sell their products at a loss and draining resources from rural communities.
“There has never been a more important time to reinforce rural America’s role in producing clean energy. Biofuels provide a vital growth market for America’s vast agricultural output.
“The Renewable Fuel Standard has revitalized rural America, and Growth Energy is committed to ensuring this policy remains strong as we also work toward other pro-growth policies like securing a fix to the outdated Reid Vapor Pressure restrictions so that states can sell fuel with higher blends of ethanol, like E15, year-round.”