OCWGA Welcomes President’s Commitment to Farmers
Continue to Request Equitable Relief and Market Opportunities for Corn Farmers
(Delaware, OH) The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association welcomed President Trump’s commitment today for supporting farmers affected by the ongoing trade dispute with China. The Trump Administration’s announcement of up to $16 billion in assistance to help farmers impacted by recent tariff increases and trade dispute with China comes at an important time.
“Farmers in Ohio, and across the country, are experiencing a lot of difficulties right now. Weather is preventing a lot of farmers from getting their crop planted, market prices continue to struggle, and the damage done to ethanol demand have impacted farmers negatively.” Said Jon Miller, OCWGA president.
OCWGA has worked in tandem with the National Corn Growers Association to encourage additional actions the Administration could take to open global markets and provide more certainty to corn farmers, supporting the year-round sale of E15, halting the U.S. EPA from granting Renewable Fuels Standard waivers to big oil refiners and restoring waived ethanol gallons, and resolving trade disputes and tariffs.
“We look forward to seeing the specific details of what President Trump announced today, and we look forward to continuing to grow a crop that helps feed, fuel, and produce fiber for the world.” Miller said.
About Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
Ohio Corn & Wheat works to create opportunities for long-term Ohio corn and small grain grower profitability. The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association is a membership organization advocating for supportive public policy on behalf of its farmer members. For more information, visit ohiocornandwheat.org.