MEDIA ADVISORY: Iowa Farmers to Rally at Farm Progress Show in Support of Renewable Fuel Standard

Contact: Cassidy Walter

JOHNSTON, IOWA – This Wednesday, August 29, Iowa farmers and biofuels supporters will rally at the Farm Progress Show to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Iowa and remind him of the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and E15 to Iowa’s farm economy.

EPA has destroyed over two billion gallons of biofuels demand through small-refinery exemptions to the RFS while approval of year-round E15 has been put on hold. This Wednesday Iowa farmers will remind the Administration that farmers are hurting and increased demand for their crops through a robust RFS and year-round E15 would provide an immediate boost for sagging commodity prices.

DATE:          Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WHAT:         Pro RFS Rally

WHO:           Iowa farmers and biofuels supporters will attend, including:

Jim Greif, farmer from Monticello and Iowa Corn Growers Vice President

Jerry Calease, Iowa farmer and IRFA board member

Kevin Skunes, farmer from Arthur, North Dakota and NCGA President

Randy Doyle, Renewable Fuels Association Past President

Ron Heck, Iowa farmer and Iowa Biodiesel Board board member

TIME:           11:15 a.m.

LOCATION: Sukup Grain Bin, Booth #1024, Farm Progress Show

RSVP:          The rally is open to all Farm Progress Attendees. Please RSVP to Cassidy Walter at


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 nearly 4.4 billion gallons annually – including approximately 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 400 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: