WASHINGTON, D.C. – "The American Bakers Association applauds Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Peter Welch (D-VT) and Steve Womack (R-AR) for introducing the “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act,” said Robb MacKie, American Bakers Association (ABA) President and CEO. “Restoring the balance between food and fuel crops is long overdue.”
The bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives will protect food makers and consumers from future price volatility by reforming the RFS, which requires the use of billions of gallons of corn-based ethanol. The “Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act” prohibits corn-based ethanol from being used to meet the RFS, and reduces the total RFS targets by 42 percent over the next nine years. In addition, the bill limits the RFS to using only renewable biomass and other advanced biofuels.