STATEMENT: Indiana Corn Farmers Respond to RFS Announcement by EPA

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 30, 2015) — Following today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Indiana Corn Growers Association President Herb Ringel, a farmer from Wabash, released this statement:
“In July, more than 2,000 Indiana farmers and consumers asked the Environmental Protection Agency to follow federal law and stop its cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard. While we appreciate the EPA taking a small step forward by revising its original proposal, any reduction in the RFS has a negative impact on our economy, energy security, and the environment. This decision provides consumers with fewer options and increases our dependence on foreign oil.
“The Renewable Fuel Standard is the only law that has lowered gasoline prices, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced our dependence on foreign oil. Because of it, our economy is stronger, we are more energy independent, and our air is cleaner. Indiana corn farmers are proud to grow a clean, renewable fuel source for our neighbors, our country, and the world. The United States should be strengthening its commitment to renewable fuels, not backing away. We will continue to fight to protect the rights of Hoosier farmers and consumers and hold the EPA accountable.”
Contact: Megan Kuhn, Indiana Corn Growers Association, 317-614-0377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The ICGA board, which works with the state and federal governments to develop and promote sound policies that benefit Indiana corn farmers, consists of 15 farmer-directors who provide leadership to the organization on behalf of the nearly 600 ICGA members statewide. Visit for more information.
This communications was NOT funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.