On March 15th, the ACCF sponsored a panel event in coordination with CQ Roll Call, “Ethanol in America: Politics and Policy.”
As the first caucus in the presidential election season, Iowa has been perceived as a bellwether for the rest of the campaign season. And yet, when Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucuses, it was with a strong repudiation of a traditionally popular policy in that region: the Renewable Fuel Standard.
What does the result in Iowa say about the future of the RFS? Has the time for posturing come and gone? And how will this translate into policy in the 115th Congress? The panel briefing brought together members of Congress, agriculture and energy policy experts, political scientists and industry stakeholders to discuss where we go from here on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard.