The Trump administration has rejected waivers from oil refiners to opt out of blending ethanol with gasoline. US Senator Chuck Grassley says that’s a big victory for corn producers.
Grassley credits US Senator Joni Ernest of Iowa as one who hounded the president about eliminating the waivers.
US Senator Chuck Grassley says removing the waivers will allow compliance with the Renewable Fuels Standard set by Congress.
Both Senator Ernst and President Trump are locked in tight re-election races this fall. The move is seen as a boost to both campaigns.