Illinois Soybean Growers Appreciates Action on Renewable Fuels Standard

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Illinois Soybean Growers Appreciates Action on Renewable Fuels Standard

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – October 4, 2019 – Today the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) welcomed news about next steps toward restoring the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). ISG Chairman Doug Schroeder, a soybean producer from Mahomet, issued the following statement:

“Biodiesel is vital to Illinois soybean producers and supports nearly 2,000 jobs in our state. As a leading biodiesel producer, Illinois benefits from strong biodiesel demand. We appreciate efforts that seek to restore, maintain and grow this industry. Uncertainty around the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) has hurt biodiesel producers and soybean producers in our state. We value today’s announcement that provides support and more certainty for biodiesel producers and the marketplace in Illinois. The U.S. biodiesel market grew from less than 400 million gallons in 2010 to more than 2.6 billion gallons in 2017 through the RFS. The Illinois Soybean Growers will continue our push for legislation and programs that drive demand for biodiesel and that support a reliable supply of this renewable fuel.”

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.

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For more information, contact:
Rachel Peabody
ISA Communications Manager
peabodyr@ilsoy.org

(217) 825-7654