U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Iowa farmers Wednesday the Trump administration is committed to making year-round E15 ethanol sales a reality soon and hopes to resolve international trade disputes in a way that does not cause irreparable economic damage to agriculture, reports The Gazette.
During a stop at the Farm Progress Show, Perdue said he talked to the president earlier in the day about E15 and was told “let’s get it done.”
So Perdue was hopeful “we’ll have an announcement sooner rather than later” on expanding consumer access to biofuel blended with 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline.
Perdue indicated some legal issues and regulatory “hiccups” remain in implementing year-round sales. But he said “this is what (Trump) wants to do and he doesn’t give executive suggestions, he gives executive orders so we’re going to get it done.”