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USDA Deputy Secretary to Address RFA’s National Ethanol Conference

February 6, 2019


The Renewable Fuels Association is pleased to announce U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky will serve as a keynote speaker on the final day of the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference next week in Orlando. 

Deputy Secretary Censky will round out an impressive line-up of speakers when he addresses attendees on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 9:30am ET.

"We appreciate Deputy Secretary Censky joining us at the National Ethanol Conference," said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. "The industry meets at a critical time.  Ethanol producers have been severely challenged by EPA's abuse of small refiner exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard, while also facing growing protectionism abroad that has limited growth in export markets. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Deputy Secretary Censky in particular, has been an effective voice and determined advocate for farmers and renewable fuel producers. USDA and Deputy Secretary Censky played a key role in the Administration's decision to allow the year-round use of E15 and promoting ethanol in countless countries around the globe.  I look forward to thanking the Deputy Secretary for his steadfast support, and our attendees will no doubt enjoy hearing his thoughts on the opportunities that lie ahead, particularly in light of President Trump's continued strong commitment to farmers and the renewable fuels industry," he added.

The NEC, scheduled from Feb. 11-13, is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry. For more information or to register, visit: