City Council Passes Resolution To Protect RFS In Indiana Town

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Ethanol plant ( AgDay )

As Washington officials meet to future out the future of ethanol fuel this week, one Indiana town is banding together, showing their support for how much the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) means to their rural community.

Roughly 50 miles southeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Portland City Council passed a resolution urging Indiana lawmakers to protect and defend the RFS. They say the POET Biorefinery plant in town is creating jobs, creating pricing opportunities for their farmers and putting more ethanol into the marketplace.

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Matt Tomano, general manager of POET Biorefinery in Portland, Indiana; Bob Lyons, a Portland, Indiana farmer; Lori Miller, a Portland, Indiana resident; Jim Wiesemeyer, Farm Journal’s Washington correspondent; and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).