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Congressman Roger Marshall

Representing the 1st District of Kansas

EPA Announces Next Step For Sorghum Oil Pathways

December 20, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)- Today the EPA announced that they are taking a positive step forward on creating an RFS pathway for sorghum biofuel production with their decision to provide a federal comment period. This recognition by the EPA is exciting news for sorghum and biofuel producers in Kansas's first district.

This past spring, Rep. Marshall co-lead a bipartisan, bicameral letter with Senator Moran to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in support of the pathway for sorghum oil.

Congressman Marshall, M.D., issued the following statement in response to the EPA's announcement: 

“I’m pleased to see that the EPA has completed their review of the Grain Sorghum Oil Pathway and published the 'notice-and-comment-period' in the federal register. After meeting with the EPA staff this past spring, it was clear to me that a pathway for Sorghum is necessary for our Kansas sorghum producers, biofuels plants, and the environment.

As our Kansas farmers continue to face decade-low grain prices, we must ensure that federal policy encourages new markets for grain and related products. I would especially like to thank Administrator Pruitt and his staff for moving this approval process to the next step. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this pathway will have in the Kansas First District.”

The Federal Register Notice:  HERE  

Rep. Marshall's Letter to the EPA: HERE

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Contact: Charyssa Parent, Press Secretary

Phone: (202) 420-8528