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Ethanol Industry Looks to Farm Bill Conference Committee

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Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following statement after the House passed their version of the Farm Bill Thursday. “Now that the U.S. House has adopted its version of the Farm Bill, ACE will be working to encourage the House-Senate conference committee to finalize legislation that mirrors the Senate Bill.  The Senate version contains support for important Energy Title initiatives, particularly mandatory funding for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). These REAP funds provide 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.  We are hopeful Congress enacts a multi-year, comprehensive farm bill that resembles the Senate legislation before the September 30th  deadline,” said Jennings.