American Ethanol Fall 2017 - Page 19

B I O F U E L S C H A M P I O N Senator Ernst confers with South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds prior to participating in a committee hearing. AE: How would you describe the value/ importance of ethanol to American consumers and the ag industry, both in Iowa and nationwide? Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa feed a hungry and growing population, without undue regulatory burdens from Washington. AE: What do you see as the most critical issues for the American biofuels industry, and how are you working to ensure this industry continues to thrive? Ernst: Right now, the American biofuels industry needs certainty. During the last administration the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed putting out the statutorily required volumes for years at a