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RFN Storms Capitol Hill

April 25, 2017

Washington, DC

This week RFN members stormed Capitol Hill and met with the Nebraska Congressional Delegation to talk about key issues of importance to the Nebraska ethanol industry.  The issues discussed on Capitol Hill included:  preservation of the Renewable Fuels Standard; allowing retailers to sell E15 all year around, in the RVP issue; and the point of obligation issue. 

RFN members met with the Senate offices of Senators Fischer (R-NE), and Sasse (R-NE); and the Nebraska Congressional offices of Fortenberry (R-NE), Smith (R-NE) and Bacon (R-NE).  The relationships with Nebraska Senators and House members will enable RFN to continue moving in the right direction. 

As the number two ethanol producing state in the U.S., Nebraska seeks to usher in higher level blends like E15.  RFN believes that addressing the RVP issue will enable Nebraska to have greater access to E15.  Higher level blends of ethanol will given consumers a choice at the pump, while lowering the cost of fuel they purchase.

RFN is the producer organization of Nebraska ethanol producers, that together produce nearly 2.25 billion gallons annually, and home to 25 ethanol plants.

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