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Ag Secretary Affirms Commitment to Ethanol

Patience is wearing thin on ethanol policy

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On a recent visit to Nebraska, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said it's important to not only increase domestic demand, but expand exports of ethanol and distillers grains that are a byproduct of ethanol production, and used for livestock feed, reports NTV.

The Renewable Fuel Standard requires a certain volume of biofuels to be blended into the nation's fuel supply and Perdue reaffirmed the administration’s commitment, as he spoke to an audience of thousands in the corn belt.

But many farmers say the government has been letting too many oil refineries off easy with 85 exemptions in the last three years.

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