NSP Statement on EPA’s RVO Proposal

National Sorghum Producers Chairman J.B. Stewart released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s release today of its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) in the 2014 standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

“We are greatly disappointed in the EPA’s decision to reduce the advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel obligations for 2014. Sorghum-based ethanol is a vital segment of our industry, and this proposal could significantly harm grain farmers and rural economies by undermining the Renewable Fuels Standard.

“The sorghum industry is playing a critical role in reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil by producing a clean, renewable biofuel, and the sorghum industry is committed to continue working with the Administration in a way that keeps progress moving forward. This is not a final rule, but a proposed rule, and NSP will seek every opportunity to ensure the 2014 RVO numbers are increased and do not negatively impact the RFS and the sorghum industry.”


NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit www.sorghumgrowers.com