Hagedorn Lends Support to Renewable Fuels Standard Agreement

October 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today announced his support for the Trump Administration’s proposed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE):

“I am pleased President Trump and Secretary Perdue followed through on their promises to support farmers and take steps toward enforcing the RFS the way Congress intended. This agreement will help restore demand for grain farmers and provide stability for agri-businesses and biofuels operators. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I will continue to monitor and weigh in on this issue as the administration administers these new ethanol program regulations. This is a ‘win’ for southern Minnesota and rural America.”

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.