Trump Says Electing DeSantis Would Lead To Collapse Of Ethanol Industry

Council Bluffs, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump says it would be horrendous for Iowa farmers if 2024 rival Ron DeSantis is elected president.

During an appearance last Friday afternoon in Council Bluffs, Trump blasted DeSantis for opposing the federal ethanol production mandate.

Trump also criticized DeSantis for vetoing 100 million dollars out of Florida’s budget that would have been spent on conservation and rural land protection easements.

Trump listed a variety of steps his administration took in the ag sector, including the 28 billion dollars in trade disruption payments made to farmers when China blocked ag imports and ending the estate tax for people who inherit farmland.