WIBW Radio/KAN Podcast: Kurt Kovarik with the National Biodiesel Board


Kurt Kovarik, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board, joined us on Thursday’s Ag Issues program. The topics focused on the decision by the Trump Administration to pull an expected proposal outlining changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. We also talked with Kovarik about an open letter that was sent to President Trump, earlier in the week, by biodiesel producers, advocates and agriculture leaders imploring that America’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel not be ignored in the Trump Administration’s efforts to navigate differences between petroleum refiners and the ethanol industry. We also spoke with Kovarik about NBB’s findings from a survey of voters in three midwestern states: Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.  It showed that voters in those states are disappointed with the Trump Administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable fuels industries.