Primghar Farmer Part Of Last-Ditch Effort At White House To Reverse EPA’s RFS Decision

Primghar, Iowa — A Primghar farmer who was at the White House last week says he’s disappointed in President Trump who, he says, has failed to uphold the renewable fuels deal he agreed to in September.

That’s Primghar farmer Kelly Nieuwenhuis. He and four other Iowans met with Larry Kudlow, the president’s top economic advisor, and Kudlow provided a briefing on the EPA’s final decision on the ethanol production mandate.

Nieuwenhuis was at the White House with representatives from the Iowa Corn Growers and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. He says the group made it clear to Kudlow the EPA’s 2020 biofuels blending requirements are “woefully inadequate.”

Nieuwenhuis says Senator Chuck Grassley set up the meeting with the president’s economic advisor, so the Iowans could make a last-minute pitch for changing the EPA’s plan for ethanol and biodiesel.

Nieuwenhuis says it’s frustrating the president didn’t keep his promise.

Nieuwenhuis is chairman of the board of Siouxland Energy. That’s the ethanol plant in Sioux Center that shut down for a few weeks, but has been running this fall at about half its normal capacity.



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