Nebraska Corn Growers, Partners to Attend Rally for Rural America

EPA Renewable Fuels Standard Hearing also Scheduled

signageNebraska corn farmers, state leaders and ethanol supporters from across the state and nation will be attending the upcoming Rally for Rural America in Kansas City on Thursday, June 25th to show continued support for corn ethanol and its value to Nebraska’s overall economy.

In addition to the rally, there are 260 individuals scheduled to testify before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relaying their concerns about EPA’s proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) figures that will slash the use of biofuels, as it is currently proposed. Both the rally and hearing are scheduled for June 25th with the hearing at the Jack Reardon Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and the rally held nearby.

“The rally and hearing provides corn growers, ethanol producers, state and national leaders and allied industries an opportunity to express their support of biofuels and their displeasure with EPA’s proposal,” stated Kim Clark, Nebraska Corn Board’s Director of Biofuels. “With EPA finally releasing their proposed 2014, 2015 and 2016 RVO’s, the hearing and rally will provide one opportunity for their voices to be heard.”

Those interested in attending the rally and hearing can call the Nebraska Corn Board office or go to www.ncga.com/rfshearing to find more information about times and bus departure points for both the Rally for Rural America and EPA hearing.

“Even if you can’t attend the rally and hearing, we are encouraging everyone to submit comments to the EPA for the RVO through the Nebraska Corn Board (www.nebraskacorn.org) website by clicking on the Don’t Mess with RFS icon,” added Clark. The deadline to submit comments to the EPA is July 27th.

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Media Note: For media interested in interviewing those attending the rally or testifying, we encourage you to call the Nebraska Corn Board office (402.471.2676) prior to Thursday to arrange times.

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