We are currently in the worst rural recession since the 1980s. Farm income has plummeted, and vital markets for U.S. agricultural goods are being crushed by government restrictions and foreign trade barriers, leaving many communities across the American Heartland wondering what comes next.
Growing markets for American-made biofuels can unleash a wave of new demand for billions of bushels of grain. That potential new demand is a pathway for the hardworking Americans who feed and fuel this world to fight their way out of an economic crisis.
President Trump has promised to lift outdated government regulations on biofuels that would revitalize the market for U.S. crops, but time is running out. Federal restrictions on the sale of biofuels will kick in on June 1, 2019 if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not act on President Trump’s promise to Midwest farmers to stop holding back growth.