Farmers, Producers Protest EPA’s Ethanol Policy
Concern focuses on his strong support of oil and gas
As he visits the Midwest, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas, reports Arkansas Online.
Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at rallies, and in meetings the EPA chief is holding during a tour of heartland states.
The farmers argue that Pruitt's actions have hammered demand for ethanol, hurting both ethanol and corn prices. They want Pruitt to keep President Donald Trump's promises to support the ethanol industry.
"Agriculture is not very happy with Mr. Pruitt at this point," says David Fremark, whose family grows about 11,000 acres of corn, sorghum, soybeans and spring wheat near Miller, SD.
Read the full article here.