IRFA Thanks President Trump for Keeping Ag and Renewables Front and Center

Contact: Cassidy Riley

JOHNSTON, IOWA – Today President Donald Trump met with ag and renewable fuels leaders prior to his rally in Cedar Rapids to discuss issues vital to the future of ag and renewable fuels. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) President Eamonn Byrne, IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw, and other IRFA board members were in attendance. Following the event Shaw made a statement:

“We want to thank President Trump for coming to Iowa and taking time to discuss renewable fuels and agriculture.  Moving the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) forward, breaking down barriers to E15, and opening up key export markets like China are vital to Iowa’s future.  We applaud President Trump and his Administration for working with us on each of these areas.  While progress has been made, today we stressed to the Trump Administration the importance of final victories in these areas in order to unlock the potential for jobs and a stronger rural America.”

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 350 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: