Rick Schwarck was born and raised on a family farm in Mitchell County, Iowa and is still involved in the family farm. He currently resides five miles north of Saint Ansgar, Iowa, with his wife, Holly. They have four children. Since inception, Mr. Schwarck has served as the President, Chairman, and CEO of Absolute Energy, L.L.C., an ethanol plant located near St. Ansgar, Iowa. Prior to co-founding Absolute Energy, L.L.C., Schwarck had a successful, 30-year financial services career. He was co-owner of The Schwarck Agency, L.L.C., an insurance and investment firm. Schwarck was a 30-year member of the National Association of Insurance and Investment Advisors. Schwarck was a Certified Senior Advisor and Registered Representative of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also serves as board and risk management committee member of the Renewable Products Marketing Group (RPMG), board and executive committee member of the RFA, governing board member of Growth Energy, board member of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), board member of Minnesota Agriculture & Rural Leadership (MARL), member of the U.S. Grains Council Ethanol Advisory Team, and is a member of the board and serves on the executive committee of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association; Founder of Further Fuels LLC, and is involved in numerous other activities in support of agriculture and the ethanol industry.

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There's no link between the Renewable Fuel Standard and increased land usage, and no link to increased risk to endangered species. What there is a link to is lower emissions — a reduction of 589 million metric tons over the first decade of implementation. https://t.co/FNo7vKolET

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"In the absence of a causal link between the RFS and land use change―and in particular land conversion from grassland, wetland, or forest to corn and soy―there can be no causal link between the RFS and impacts to terrestrial species due to loss or degradation of habitat.”

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A claim is going around that the RFS puts endangered species at risk, and one of its fundamental flaws is it hinges on the false notion that we're using more cropland for food, livestock feed, and biofuels. As we've established, this just isn't true. growthenergy.org/2019/12/04/rep…

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