30 Billion E15 Miles Driven and Thompson Calls Framework "Tone Deaf"

30 Billion E15 Miles Driven and Thompson Calls Framework "Tone Deaf"

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Drivers across the United States have logged 30 Billion miles on the road using E15.

In just the last few months, E15 has been a shield against skyrocketing fuel prices, saving drivers almost $0.60 per gallon in some areas.

Growth Energy says ethanol is not only more affordable than imported oil, but it cuts climate emissions by 46%.

**The Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group’s Summary Report is out and outlines actions taken to improve drought-stricken communities' longer-term resilience to drought through financial and technical assistance.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says, “collaboration and coordination among federal agencies has increased in an effort to more effectively deploy resources and support during these intense, drought-stricken times.”

The Department of Interior and the USDA co-chair the working group, which was created under the White House’s National Climate Task Force.

**House Ag Committee Republican Leader Glenn Thompson reacts to the release last week of a “framework” for addressing our nation’s crippled food supply chain, calling it “tone deaf.”

In a statement, Thompson says, "Increasing spending on organic initiatives and rooftop gardens while placing misguided blame on corporations and agribusinesses will not increase domestic food production.

He says the announcement blatantly ignores the skyrocketing inflation rates and input costs that are crushing America’s producers, compounded by the Administration’s burdensome regulatory overreach.

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