U.S. agreement with Japan on corn obviates any need to revisit ethanol refining waivers

Aug. 27, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting favorably to the U.S.-Japan agreement in principle on trade including to purchase corn:

“A U.S. trade agreement with Japan is long overdue and comes at a critical strategic moment, demonstrating that with long-standing allies there are alternatives to China to be developed. In addition, thanks to Japan’s agreement to purchase $7 billion of U.S. agricultural products, mainly corn, the deal obviates any worries from farm states about a limited number of fuel refiners obtaining waivers from mixing ethanol into gasoline. Building the U.S. relationship with Japan is a strategic imperative and here Trump is showing that it can get done on a bilateral basis to advance U.S. interests and pave the way for a longer term deal.”

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