The National Corn Growers Association reminds the public that this is the last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will accept comments on expanded Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, known as RFS II. Those regulations could drastically impact the future of U.S. corn-based ethanol. The National Corn Growers Association is urging growers to contact the EPA with their comments.
According to the NCGA, as proposed, the RFS II regulations incorporate assumptions drawn from baseless, unscientific presumptions and ignore corn yield and production forecasts made by USDA. The RFS II would place significant burdens upon U.S. farmers with no guaranteed benefits.
The association points out that today's farmers are growing more with less fertilizer, water and land. In doing so, they deserve fair regulation, based on sound science and a transparent process that allows them to farm in the safe and responsible manner that produces a surplus of corn for food, feed and fuel use.