Producers: EPA corn ruling still lacking

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October 18, 2019 - 5:56 PM

This ear of corn in a field already harvested in Iola was missed by the combines. Corn growers all over the country feel as though the EPA missed the mark on its new rule proposal, which will not make up for lost ethanol production. REGISTER/ERIC SPRUILL

While some viewed Tuesday’s proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency as a win for farmers, representatives of both the Kansas Corn Growers Association and the National Corn Growers Association were not convinced.

Two weeks ago the Trump administration ordered the EPA to restore lost ethanol production, but didn’t offer a plan.

This week the EPA released its proposed rules to change how renewable fuel percentages are calculated.

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