Soy leader says federal government must do more


Soy leader says federal government must do more

Soy growers want more support for renewable fuels and bio-based products. Missouri Soybean Association director Gary Wheeler testified on behalf of the American Soybean Association at a House Ag subcommittee hearing this week.

Wheeler says, “The federal government needs to invest further for the renewable economy to truly take off. First, Congress can urge EPA to fulfill its statutory authority under the Renewable Fuels Standard to support American-grown, soy-based biofuels.”

Wheeler says U.S. soybean growers are doing their part and are ready to do more.

“By providing the best raw materials to create sustainable, bio-based products, we stand ready to work with this committee, Congress, and the Biden administration to help grow the bio economy, great jobs and enhance America’s sustainability.”

Wheeler says there must also be increased investment in soy product research.

He highlighted several soy-based products including Pore Shield, the non-toxic concrete sealant developed in partnership with Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the Indiana Department of Transportation (which was showcased at the UN Climate conference).