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Biden Criticizes Ethanol Waivers, China Trade Impasse

Says Trump policies are "beating up" American farmers

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Former Vice President Joe Biden today said President Trump’s trade policies are “beating up” on American farmers and the administration’s ethanol waivers for oil companies are a “gigantic mistake," according to a report from Radio Iowa.

Biden appeared Wednesday during an hour-long forum in Ankeny hosted by Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa Public Television.

His remarks on ethanol came at the same time Iowa’s Republican governor and ag secretary issued a statement, saying the EPA’s decision had broken Trump’s promise to farmers.

“We should not be exempting,” Biden said. “We should be insisting that these major oil companies, in fact, meet the criteria that is set.”

Read the full report here.

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