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Trump touts ethanol victory, but Iowans remain concerned
  Tuesday 11 June, 2019
Trump touts ethanol victory, but Iowans remain concerned

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. President Donald Trump told Iowa and Nebraska farmers Tuesday they will be better off financially after he's done hammering out new deals with U.S. trade partners.

"We're turning it all around. ... Wait until it all comes together," said Trump, who touted his administration's decision to provide $28 billion to farmers slammed by ongoing trade wars.

"We're reversing decades of failed trade policies, opening up new markets and finally giving our farmers a fair and level playing field that they deserve," Trump said Tuesday during a stop at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy.

Farmers have struggled with declining corn and soybean prices following several years of record harvests and growing supplies. More recently, the president's trade war has been blamed for declining exports to China and other large U.S. farm customers.

"You're going to make a lot of money, you're going to grow a lot of corn and everything else," Trump said. He asked Iowans to push congressional leaders to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

The president's victory lap in Iowa, the nation's largest ethanol producer, comes after the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule in May allowing for year-round access to E15, the shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% ethanol.

Trump told dozens of supporters that he's accomplished with E15 what Democrats did not.

"By unlocking the power of American agriculture and American energy, we're fueling a roaring economy," Trump said, touting the nation's low unemployment rate and other recent economic gains.

President Donald Trump came to an Iowa ethanol plant to discuss year-round access to E-15. Kelsey Kremer, kkremer@dmreg.com
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Ia. President Donald Trump told Iowa and Nebraska farmers Tuesday they will be better off financially after he's done hammering out new deals with U.S. trade partners.

"We're turning it all around. ... Wait until it all comes together," said Trump, who touted his administration's decision to provide $28 billion to farmers slammed by ongoing trade wars.

"We're reversing decades of failed trade policies, opening up new markets and finally giving our farmers a fair and level playing field that they deserve," Trump said Tuesday during a stop at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy.

Farmers have struggled with declining corn and soybean prices following several years of record harvests and growing supplies. More recently, the president's trade war has been blamed for declining exports to China and other large U.S. farm customers.

"You're going to make a lot of money, you're going to grow a lot of corn and everything else," Trump said. He asked Iowans to push congressional leaders to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which would replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

The president's victory lap in Iowa, the nation's largest ethanol producer, comes after the Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule in May allowing for year-round access to E15, the shorthand for gasoline blended with 15% ethanol.

Trump told dozens of supporters that he's accomplished with E15 what Democrats did not.

"By unlocking the power of American agriculture and American energy, we're fueling a roaring economy," Trump said, touting the nation's low unemployment rate and other recent economic gains.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/06/11/trump-touts-ethanol-victory-but-iowans-remain-concerned/1427865001/

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