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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Applauds President Trump's Plan to Boost Midwest Ethanol and Biodiesel

October 4, 2019
Press Release

PEORIA, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the White House announced President Trump’s plan to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and bolster Midwest ethanol and biodiesel.

“In Illinois, renewable fuels drive demand for our corn and soybean farmers, and the announcement by President Trump’s Administration today is a victory for Midwest agriculture and biofuel producers,” stated Rep. LaHood. “This deal ensures that lost gallons from small refinery waivers are accurately accounted for and remove barriers to higher biofuel blends. I continually urged this Administration to uphold the original intent of the RFS, and I applaud President Trump and his team for hearing the concerns of Midwest producers and keeping to their promise. I’ll continue to fight for Illinois producers and work with this Administration to bolster our agriculture economy.”