The Renewable Fuel Standard is a federal program authorized in 2005 requiring fuel sold in the United States to contain a certain amount of renewable fuel. A waiver program was put in place to help small refineries disproportionately affected by these programs. Some South Dakota corn producers say recent expansion of the waiver program under the Trump administration is having a negative impact on the state’s ag industry.
Scott Stahl is the Vice President of South Dakota Corn Growers. He says South Dakota has benefited from the renewable fuel industry.