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NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a Serious Disappointment

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The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the proposed targets in November were unacceptable,” and the NFU remains “hopeful that the EPA will now be able to address the flaw for both immediate and future target levels.” Johnson noted that the biofuels industries – and the farmers who grow the grains they use – are poised for continued growth here in the U.S., but need a clear signal that the targets will remain firm.

Johnson said ““the EPA needs to demonstrate its support to this vital industry to ensure its success and keep investment in and production of renewable fuels here in the United States.” Since Its creation by Congress, the RFS has created $184.5 billion in economic impact while supporting 852,056 jobs nationwide, according to the National Farmers Union.

Source: NAFB News Service