With the opening of the public comment period regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to cut corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard by nearly 200 million gallons, KyCorn Growers Association urges farmers and their family and friends to email their opposition to this proposal as soon as possible, before the July 11 deadline.
Click here for details on the proposal and a link to send a quick email. Various draft comments are available to enable both farmers and their non-farmer friends to easily send personalized notes to the EPA.
In addition to the RVO written comment period, EPA is holding a hearing to hear from interested parties on the proposal. The hearing will take place in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9.
NCGA and its state affiliates encourage farmers and friends to plan on testifying at the hearing. The association would like a strong corn grower contingent in attendance at the hearing to demonstrate to EPA how its proposals hurt rural America and corn farmers. This is an excellent opportunity to make the case face-to-face with the actual decision makers.
Megan Bell, KyCorn board member and farmer, is scheduled to testify at the hearing on June 9. "This is a very busy time for farmers with planting in full force. We have four young boys, so it is especially hard for me to leave unexpectedly, but this issue is critical and I want to show the EPA just how important we think it is," said Megan. "Farmers need to have a voice, even during the busy times. I encourage everyone to send letters and emails. Let them know the impact this decision will have on your family and farm."