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‘It’s devastating to Iowa’s economy’: Iowa farmers discouraged by small refinery exemptions


SEAN: THE EPA GRANTED THOSE
WAIVERS OVER THE SUMMER. SOME IOWA FARMERS SAY THAT
OFFSETS THE PRESIDENT’S PROMIS
OF YEAR-ROUND E-15. WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP CAME TO
COUNCIL BLUFFS IN JUNE, HE MADE
THIS PLEDGE TO FARMERS. PRESIDENT TRUMP: WITHIN A YEAR
AND A HALF, I WOULD SAY THAT
YOU’LL BE IN THE BEST POSITION
THAT YOU’VE BEEN IN IN 15 YEARS
AS FARMERS, AND YOU DESERVE IT. YOU DESERVE IT. SEAN: AT THE TIME, FARMERS LIKED
WHAT THEY HEARD. YEAR-ROUND E-15. FOR SOME, THAT’S CHANGED NOW.>>I WAS ENCOURAGED THAT WE
WOULD HAVE YEAR-ROUND E-15 AFTER
THAT, BUT THEN SHORTLY AFTER
THAT, HE GRANTED MORE SMALL
REFINERY EXEMPTIONS THAT HAVE
JUST DEVASTATED THE ETHANOL INDUSTRY. SEAN: CARL JARDON IS THE VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE IOWA CORN
GROWERS ASSOCATION. HE’S REFERRING TO 31 WAIVERS
GRANTED BY THE EPA. THOSE ALLOW OIL REFINERIES TO
AVOID BLENDING ETHANOL WITH
GASOLINE. JARDON TOOK PART IN THIS
ROUNDTABLE THURSDAY AT THE SAME
PLANT THE PRESIDENT MADE HIS
ETHANOL ANNOUNCEMENT. IOWA FARMERS LIKE ALICE HODDY
SAY THAT HURTS THEM.>>I AM REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT
OUR ETHANOL BUSINESS AND WHAT
EFFECT THAT HAS ON OUR CORN
FARMERS. SEAN: JARDON DETAILS THAT
EFFECT.>>WE LOST ROUGHLY 50 CENTS A
BUSHEL ON OUR PRICE OF CORN
BECAUSE OF THE ETHANOL DEMAND
DESTRUCTION. IF YOU MULTIPLY THAT BY TW
BILLION BUSHELS, IN IOWA, IT’S
DEVASTATING TO IOWA’S ECONOM
SEAN: IOWA CONGRESSWOMAN CINDY
AXNE HOSTED TODAY’S ROUNDTABLE
AT SOUTHWEST IOWA RENEWABLE ENERGY ALONG WITH PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE AMY KLOBUCHAR, A
FELLOW DEMOCRAT. THEY ALSO TOURED THE PLANT. WE SHOULD ALSO NOTE, THE
PRESIDENT SAYS HE SUPPORTS A
PLAN TO OFFSET THOSE WAIVERS BY
ALLOWING OTHER REFINERIES TO
BLEND MORE ETHAN

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