WASHINGTON- This evening, the U.S. Senate gave final approval to the nomination of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be U.S. Ambassador to China. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following comment: "The RFA congratulates Governor Branstad on his new post. As the longest-serving governor in American history, Terry Branstad has been one of the most effective advocates for value-added agriculture, farmers and ethanol. Today, with the U.S. ethanol industry continuing its international expansion of ethanol and high-protein feed, we look forward to working with Ambassador Branstad to ensure consumers in China and around the world have access to both the cleanest, lowest-cost and highest source of octane on the planet and cost-effective protein for poultry and cattle. Ambassador Branstad will be an effective and ardent advocate for President Trump's commitment to putting America first around the world."