“It’s time for lawmakers to take a firm stand on behalf of ethanol, a clean-burning, high-octane fuel proven to help clear the air. The American Farm Bureau Federation urges House members to approve H.R. 4940, the Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act.

 “Passage of this legislation will bring us one giant step closer to removing the nation’s current and longstanding chokehold of dependence on unreliable foreign energy sources. The bill provides desperately needed stability and reliability in the fuel marketplace by extending tax incentives for ethanol and cellulosic ethanol production. This in turn will foster expanded markets for corn and other agricultural crops used to make ethanol, increased earnings for farmers and the funneling of more resources into cash-strapped rural economies.

 “It is vital that the House swiftly consider and approve the Renewable fuels Reinvestment Act.”

-Statement by Bob Stallman, President,American Farm Bureau Federation,