FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/19/2019
Michigan Corn Growers Association President Matt Frostic Michigan Corn Growers Association President Matt Frostic today expressed disappointment today regarding the release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rule. The rule sets renewable fuel volume requirements for the coming year, including accounting for 2020 refinery waivers. The final rule uses a three-year average of Department of Energy (DOE) recommended waivers as an estimate for 2020 waivers rather than an average of actual gallons waived by the EPA. Frostic made the following statement:
“Michigan corn farmers are disappointed that EPA opted for a final rule that falls well short of what was promised by the President. This rule fails to adequately address the significant demand destruction caused by EPA’s abuse of RFS refinery waivers. The new rule is an improvement over the current situation but still leaves room for EPA to continue undermining the RFS in the future. MCGA will continue to put pressure on EPA to hold them accountable to the law as written.”
About the Michigan Corn Growers Association
The Michigan Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is a grassroots organization of grower members dedicated to increasing the profitability of corn production. The MCGA is the only organization in Michigan that works solely on behalf of the state’s corn growers for pro-agriculture legislation. The MCGA works to ensure that corn growers’ voices are heard at the local, state and national levels. Find out more online at www.micorn.org.