ETHANOL CONCERNS

U.S. HOUSE Agriculture Chairman Collin Peterson stands beside U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II at a meeting at Odessa City Hall while explaining what happened to hopes for improved ethanol sales from corn and soybeans.

ODESSA – Farmers are upset that the Trump administration reneged on a promise, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said.

“It’s been quite a fight. We finally got the administration to agree to have year-round ethanol,” he said. “And then, within a week, they gave 31 waivers and undermined everything they did. So, now, not only are corn farmers hurting, but soybean farmers know that ethanol plants are hurting – some biodiesel plants are shut down, because they just can’t make any money. … It’s just one damned thing after another.”

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