Wisconsin Corn Growers applaud governor on ethanol support

LISBON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA) applauds Governor Tony Evers for his support for the continued year-round sale of E15 in our state. Governor Evers was one of eight Midwest governors to join together in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of the year-round sale of E15.

Also known as Unleaded 88, E15 is a homegrown fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe pollution, lowers costs at the pump and increases American energy independence.

The Biden Administration has temporarily lifted the current EPA regulations limiting the sale of E15 during the summer months, largely due to the realization of the significant savings that E15 represents for Wisconsin families at a time when they desperately need relief.

Today’s letter from the governors of midwestern states will assure that in Wisconsin, consumers will continue to have the choice to purchase a blend with higher content of renewable biofuel.

“We thank the efforts of Governor Evers and the group of governors from around the Midwest for their work to secure permanent, year-round access to E15, “said WCGA President Mark Hoffmann, “Our growers are proud to make a contribution to cleaner, less expensive fuel choices.

WCGA thanks Governor Evers for taking this important step by requesting the EPA allow E15 and higher blends of ethanol to be available for drivers year-round. WCGA will continue to work on behalf of corn farmers to provide market access for Wisconsin corn and corn products.

Wisconsin Corn serves the state’s corn growers through the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board (WCPB) and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA). The WCPB utilizes checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education about corn and corn products. WCGA is a united, grassroots-driven member organization representing growers from across Wisconsin on important state and national agricultural issues in an effort to increase member profitability and opportunity. For more information, visit wicorn.org.


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