WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks reintroduced the Next Generation Fuels Act in the United States House of Representatives, which increases gasoline octane to a minimum standard through low-carbon, renewable fuels, like ethanol. Farmers and consumers stand to gain from the economic and environmental benefits brought about by this legislation.

“When it comes to renewable energy, there’s no time to waste. America’s family farmers and ranchers are ready to be part of the solution,” said NFU President Rob Larew“NFU is hopeful that the Next Generation Fuels Act will move forward to allow higher-level blends of ethanol –– sowing rewards for farmers, consumers and the planet we share. It’s a win-win-win.”

NFU has been a strong supporter of higher-level blends of ethanol and welcomes the reintroduction. NFU supported this legislation earlier in March of 2023 when it was reintroduced in the Senate.

An audio version of President Larew’s quote can be found here.

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.