Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


NFU's Roger Johnson Tells EPA to Follow the Law on the Renewable Fuel Standard

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:40:37 CDT

NFU's Roger Johnson Tells EPA to Follow the Law on the Renewable Fuel Standard The Evironmental Protection Agency currently is accepting comments until July 11th for their upcoming plans regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2017. With this open comment period, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the NFU is asking the agency to simply follow the law already set by Congress.


According to Johnson, the EPA is not treating ethanol fairly. "The law is the law and they ought to be following the law. The law lays out not a requirement that consumers have to buy this stuff," he says. "It lays out a requirement that the oil industry has to allow access into their supply system so that consumers, if they want to buy higher levels of ethanol, can."


However, the EPA has been cutting back on what is required under RFS which was designed to expand our nation's renewable fuel sector while reducing our reliance on foreign oil.


"We've been strong supporters of the Renewable Fuel Standard for ethanol and other biofuels and in particular the promise of longer-term advanced biofuels and cellulosic ethanol which have enormous environmental benefits," he says.


However, as Johnson stated, the technology is where we are lacking. "It needs developement, it needs some public policy support, it needs to know if companies invest in this new technology they aren't going to be frozen out of the marketplace", he says. " The RFS was designed to give them access to the market because if you don't do that legally, the oil companies largely control that. The distribution system will simply say, 'I don't care what the price is, I don't care if it's half of what gasoline is. We're not going to put it in our pumps.'"


NFU is in the process now of writting comments to EPA in order to convey their message that the EPA, "needs to follow the law, get back on a pack of certainty so that investment dollars can flow in and this industry can be further developed."

To learn more about the NFU's position on the Renewable Fuel Standard, click here.


Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Director Ron Hays spoke with Johnson during his recent trip to Oklahoma. Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear their recent conversation about the Renewable Fuel Standard.


Story developed and written by Kalee Horn.


   
    







Ron Hays Talks With Roger Johnson of NFU about the RFS
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Tuesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:57:17 CDT
  • Oklahoma's Unpredictable Climate Makes Water Management in the State a Challenging Trade  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:52:20 CDT
  • Charles Rohla Raising Noble Research Institute Up as a Leader Within the American Pecan Industry  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:49:42 CDT
  • Charles Rohla Raising Noble Research Institute Up as a Leader Within the American Pecan Industry  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:49:16 CDT
  • Cow-Calf Producers Invited to Learn How to Boost Their Production Efficiency at Integrity Beef Seminar  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:15:55 CDT
  • NCBA's Allison Rivera Holds USDA's Dragging Feet to the Fire on FMD Vaccine Bank's Implementation  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:13:27 CDT
  • Allendale Estimates Record August 1 Cattle on Feed Total Ahead of Upcoming USDA Report  Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:36:56 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.