Statement from the Farm Bureau Regarding the Expansion of E15 Gasoline Sales to Include Summertime Transactions
The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr. regarding President Biden’s announcement in April that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will allow E15 gasoline (gasoline that uses a 15% ethanol blend) to be sold this summer.
“Illinois Farm Bureau welcomes the Biden Administration’s decision to permit summertime sales of E15 for the purpose of addressing high gasoline prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. More demand for ethanol-blended fuels should help reduce prices at the pump.
“Illinois Farm Bureau supports the administration’s efforts to incentivize infrastructure that expands capacity for higher levels of renewable fuel blends, while also incentivizing oil companies to resume oil production from inactive wells located on federal lands.”
As the county’s largest general farm organization, Cook County Farm Bureau® is dedicated to bridging the gap between farmers and urban consumers. Through education programs targeting youth and their parents and programs designed to connect farmers with potential consumers, Farm Bureau members are actively engaging in conversations about food and the shared values between farmers and consumers.