RFS Concerns, Trade Importance & Upcoming Events…
(The BARN / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) March 12, 2018 – The White House is hosting a meeting this week in consideration of efforts spearheaded by oil refiners to disrupt the effectiveness of the Renewable Fuel Standard. This influential push by non-agricultural interests has received the President’s attention. If the effort is effective, it could seriously disrupt the ethanol marketplace and jeopardize the bottom line of America’s farmers as well as America’s progress toward increased energy independence.
Joining the Colorado Ag News Network to discuss that and more is Mark Sponsler, Chief Executive Officer with Colorado Corn as well as Troy Schneider, Colorado Corn Administrative Committee VP, CO Corn Market Development Action Team Chair and U.S. Grains Council Delegate. Topics included within the interview:
- Current Renewable Fuels Standard Debate & Risks
- Tell Congress “Don’t Mess with the RFS or RINS” –
- U.S. Grains Council Information & Mission
- Importance of Trade & Producer’s Actions
- Ag Day at the Capitol on March 22nd during National Ag Week
- Upcoming “Clearing the Air on Ethanol” Workshop in CO Springs April 20
- & more
Here’ how YOU can help in Support of the RFS:
- Call 1-202-456-1111 and leave a message for President Trump
- Contact your Senator or House of Representative by calling 1-202-224-3121, and a switchboard operator will connect you directly with the office you request.
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in Colorado) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and ag in general. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Learn more about the U.S. Grains Council online @ https://grains.org/