Hoosier Ag Today by: Gary Truitt
Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio spoke about the need to keep the promise made to investors with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, IA. It is the most in-depth answer the senator has given on the subject saying, “Whether you like it or not, it isn’t fair to yank away something in the middle of it, after people have invested in it based on an existing government program. So, what I have argued is since it is already in place until 2022, let it stay in place until 2022 to respect the investment that people have made.”
“Sen. Rubio’s comments show that he has spent time learning about this issue and we’re glad to see that he understands that the government needs to keep a promise to the Main Street investments made with the RFS,” said ARF Co-Chair Rep. Annette Sweeney, “We’re also thankful that he is committed to supporting the law through 2022 and certainly hope to hear more from him on the topic.”
Rubio recently received a “needs work” rating from America’s Renewable Future (ARF) on its midterm report card. Yesterday’s comments from the senator come at the heels of the midterm report card and ARF’s digital ads calling on the senator to stand up for Iowa farmers and support the RFS.
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