Iowa Corn Farmers Fume at Trump for Backing Oil Refineries Instead of Them

'He Made Promises'

Anger is growing among corn farmers in Iowa towards Donald Trump over his administration’s action to cut demand for ethanol as opposition grows against the president among the rural sector that he counts on for his base.

The Trump administration’s decision to drop the requirement for 31 oil refineries to blend ethanol into their fuel has killed demand for 1.4 billion bushels of corn to make it.

Since taking office, the Trump administration has granted 85 refineries a pass from buying 4 billion gallons of renewable fuel, which could lead to the closure of 15 ethanol plants nationwide including one in Iowa.

The policy was part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Full article at: Newsweek

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