SUMMER 2021 ISSUE


POET PAC: Meet the Freshman Class






Each election we have individuals who campaign — and win — based on their support for biofuels. Here is your chance to hear from the newest biofuel supporters.

Representative
Ashley Hinson (R – IA)
“Biofuels help drive our economy in Iowa and keep the whole country moving. Iowa’s biofuel producers are already leading the way to provide sustainable energy solutions, but biofuels simply don’t get the recognition they deserve as an answer to reducing carbon emissions. If the EPA were to move the Renewable Fuel Standard to a 20% ethanol blend, the industry would be able to satisfy the new demand and we would see the effects immediately — the reduction in carbon emissions would be equivalent to taking 18 million cars off the road. That’s why I am working to maximize the potential of Iowa’s biofuels industry by advocating for policies that will help our producers thrive and expand into new markets.”

Fun Fact: I am a classically trained violinist and played two seasons in the Des Moines Symphony!

Representative
Michelle Fischbach (R – MN)
“Biofuels are more than a commodity in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District; they are a vital component to our rural communities. Hundreds of millions of gallons of biofuels are produced each year in western Minnesota, providing jobs, grain price support and critical tax revenue to our rural towns and townships. As the fourth largest ethanol producer in the United States, the renewable fuels industry occupies a key space in Minnesota’s agricultural economy — and is helping to position Minnesota as a leader in creating a sustainable future.”

Fun Fact: Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach represents Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She is a big fan of punk rock, has read Robert’s Rules of Order cover-to-cover and has turkeys, chickens and peacocks at her home. She and her husband live in rural Paynesville.

Representative
Tracey Mann (R – KS)
“The 1st District of Kansas, the Big First, is one of the most productive agricultural areas of the country, and it is also home to a flourishing energy industry. Of the 12 biofuels plants in Kansas, most ethanol plants are in the Big First, and those plants produced about 500 million gallons of ethanol last year. Biofuels check every box: fostering demand for our corn, sorghum and soybeans, turning those crops into a value added product and helping the planet along the way. “

Fun Fact: Rep. Mann’s first concert was to see Willie Nelson!

Representative
Randy Feenstra (R – IA)
“The 1st District of Kansas, the Big First, is one of the most productive agricultural areas of the country, and it is also home to a flourishing energy industry. Of the 12 biofuels plants in Kansas, most ethanol plants are in the Big First, and those plants produced about 500 million gallons of ethanol last year. Biofuels check every box: fostering demand for our corn, sorghum and soybeans, turning those crops into a value added product and helping the planet along the way. “

Fun Fact: Rep. Mann’s first concert was to see Willie Nelson!


 





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