Iowa Biodiesel Board Applauds Biden Pick for Head of USDA
December 10, 2020
(ANKENY, IOWA) – Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has been tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued the following statement:
“We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose Tom Vilsack as U.S. agriculture secretary. Vilsack is a seasoned leader who knows agricultural issues inside and out. During a critical time for biofuels like biodiesel, we need a strong advocate as head of USDA who recognizes the benefits that policies like the Renewable Fuel Standard deliver to the American energy supply, the economy and to U.S. farmers, who have struggled.
“In particular, we look forward to Vilsack’s steady voice as he interacts with new leadership at the Environmental Protection Agency. We know we can count on him to help get the RFS back on track, and reinforce the benefits of growing biodiesel demand, including that it is among the very best ways to mitigate greenhouse gases. We congratulate Vilsack on this well-deserved honor.”
Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from agricultural byproducts and co-products, such as soybean oil. The Iowa Biodiesel Board is a state trade association representing the biodiesel industry.
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