You Can’t Spell Cornyn without c-o-r-n

Source: By Zachary Karabell, Politico • Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cornyn is digging into Renewable Fuel Standard reform legislation, his staff confirmed. “He’s working to bring together all stakeholders in hopes of having a productive discussion on a path forward,” an aide told ME. Cornyn joins Reps. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in trying to find enough agreement among all the players to enact major program changes. Cornyn may be well suited as a referee. Sure, Texas ranks first in the nation in crude oil production. But a pocket of corn growers in the panhandle made the state 9th in corn production in 2016 and 11th in ethanol capacity.