President Trump to visit Council Bluffs

Source: By Jon Leu, Nonpariel • Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In his remarks, the president is expected to focus on the finalization and implementation of the year-round E-15 rule and highlight his administration’s accomplishments for American farmers.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the event will be open to the public.

In 2005, members of the Iowa Quality Producers Alliance and other producer leaders founded SIRE. Today, the company has over 800 members, many of whom represent area farmers, local banks and other Midwest agriculture business owners.

 The final E15 rule that was announced last week follows Trump’s 2018 directive to the EPA to remove barriers on the use of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E-15) during the summer driving season, and reform the compliance system to increase transparency and deter price manipulation.

Trump last visited Council Bluffs at the Mid-America Center in October 2018.