President Trump calls for E15 relief now
U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says President Trump wants E15 relief now.
Secretary Perdue visited the Farm Progress Show Wednesday, telling attendees of an RFS rally hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association he received a phone call from the President on his way in.
“He said ‘Sonny, I’ve got two things for you. And one is we need to get this RFS situation straightened out and get E15 12 months.”
Perdue said this was the fifth or sixth time President Trump had reached out to him personally asking about a year-round waiver for E15.
“It’s on his mind, and he wants something done quickly. He said ‘You get with that EPA administrator and bring me something next week that I can announce.”
Perdue says he’s optimistic a solution could materialize quickly, similar to the preliminary trade agreement between the U.S. and Mexico announced earlier this week.