WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is pleased to announce the addition of Husker Ag to its membership and Board of Directors.
Husker Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative with over 600 members located in Plainview, Nebraska. The plant processes over 25 million bushels of corn into 70 million gallons of ethanol and 450,000 tons of modified wet distillers grains used by local cattle feeders. Husker Ag employs 50 full-time employees from Plainview and surrounding communities including: Norfolk, Pierce, Randolph, Osmond, Plainview, Creighton, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Elgin, and Tilden.
“We welcome Husker Ag to the association. Husker Ag joins our Board of Directors at a pivotal time for the industry,” commented Bob Dinneen, RFA’s President and CEO. “As the Renewable Fuel Standard comes under heavy attack and attempts to roll out E15 are blocked at every turn, it is important that the U.S. ethanol industry proudly stands together to maintain its strength and champion its success. Companies like Husker Ag are making America a better, stronger country each day by creating jobs and producing enough ethanol to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil while also helping drivers save money at the fuel pump. Husker Ag will bring valuable experience and knowledge to our efforts.”
Seth Harder, Husker Ag’s General Manager, marked the occasion by saying, “Politics aside, our industry needs a credible advocate to work with the government and the private sector to help facilitate the long term inclusion of ethanol in America’s transportation fuel portfolio. Husker Ag feels that the Renewable Fuels Association is that advocate.”