The National Farmers Union announced Anne Steckel will lead the organization’s push for biofuels. Steckel, the former vice president of federal affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, is principal and founder of Ardent Strategies, LLC. The National Farmers Union says the U.S. must implement federal-level policies that encourage expanded markets for biofuels and remove regulatory barriers that inhibit their growth. The Farmers Union initiative will promote legislative and regulatory solutions for expanding markets for higher blends of ethanol, like E30, and advanced biofuels. Through her efforts, Steckel says: “NFU will continue its avid support of the RFS and pursue innovative policy solutions that expand renewable energy demand, development, and infrastructure.” The effort follows a special order of business that was passed by delegates at the NFU 115th Anniversary Convention in March.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.