BLOOMINGTON, ILL – September 24, 2021 – This week, a letter was sent to President Biden addressing concerns over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the role of biofuels. It was signed by various members of Congress, including four Illinois delegates.
The letter expresses disappointment in the rumors that the Biden Administration is reversing its support of the RFS, having pledged he would stand with American farmers by reversing harmful waivers and setting strong levels for 2021. If these rumors are actualized, demand for over 5 billion gallons of renewable, clean fuels will be lost.
The letter states, “Biofuels production is a major piece of the rural economy in our districts, therefore, we strongly urge you to direct your EPA to reconsider the rule to ensure that your Administration makes good on these promises to ‘fight for family farmers and revitalize rural economies, by ushering in a new era of biofuels.’”
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) extends our support to our Illinois delegates on this important issue, and urges the Biden Administration to honor its pledge to stand with American farmers. We are ready to work on behalf of biofuel producers, Illinois farmers, and those who are working to rebuild America’s strong trade economy.
Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website www.ilsoygrowers.com
For more information, contact:
Director of Communications
Illinois Soybean Association