Hartzler on latest EPA waivers

House Ag Committee member Vicky Hartzler of Missouri says she’s surprised to learn that President Trump might have directed the EPA’s latest round of RFS waivers to big oil companies, “He has been very supportive of farmers and this is counter to that. So, he certainly got some bad advice if that’s the case. But I’m going to withhold judgment ‘til I hear more information directly from the president.”

Hartzler says she’s very disappointed with the EPA decision, “You’ve got corn growers right now, many of them weren’t able to even plant their fields and they did not get the Market Facilitation Program payments that other commodities did get. They just want to sell their product. They have a great product with ethanol and these waivers are only supposed to be granted in LIMITED cases.”

Hartler told Brownfield on her Missouri ag tour this week that she would speak to the President about her concerns “if given the opportunity.”

Rep. Vicky Hartzler – MU Bradford Research Farm, Columbia

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