McLean County Farm Bureau

Ag implores EPA to raise RFS volumes

New soybean crush plants have started to spread across the countryside like a prairie fire during the past couple of years, as companies have seized on demand for soybean oil to produce biomass-based diesel and renewable diesel. Then came EPA’s proposed multiyear Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 to 2025, acting like a cold splash of water on a burning-hot industry. “The proposed RFS volumes could have a chilling effect on major plants such as this one,” said Garrett Riekhof, a Missouri farmer. READ MORE