Trump could make E15 announcement at Tuesday Iowa campaign event

October 6, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., Bloomberg sources say that President Trump may make Iowa voters very happy on Tuesday with the possible announcement at a campaign event near Council Bluffs, Iowa, of year-round sales of E15. The discussions come amid two sides pulling at the Trump administration – biofuel producers, farmers and Midwest politicians who are pushing for the pro-biofuel changes versus the Rust Belt’s oil and refiners who don’t want the changes made in order to protect oil and petroleum interests.

Senator Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa, told Bloomberg that a formal commitment to unleash E15 is an important victory for Iowa. According to Bloomberg, “the move could calm corn and soybean farmers fretting about low commodity prices and Chinese tariffs on crop shipments. It also could help two Iowa Republicans locked in competitive races to keep their seats: Governor Kim Reynolds and Representative David Young. Both have pressed Trump on E15.”

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