Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today released the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the 2013 Farm Bill. “ACE thanks the members of the U.S. Senate who voted in favor of a Farm Bill that ensures funding for critical Energy Title initiatives, particularly mandatory funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides vital cost-share assistance to help petroleum marketers make upgrades or install new equipment at retail stations, ensuring consumers have access to renewable and affordable fuels such as ethanol. Today’s vote highlights strong bipartisan support for market access to E15 and midlevel blends, such as E30 and E85. We will encourage Congress to include this provision in the final Farm Bill as well,” said Jennings.