Proposed cuts to blending requirements in the Renewable Fuel Standard were met with criticism from agriculture groups this week. Groups said the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal would hurt rural economies. The EPA "is sending a terrible message that we no longer have a long-term energy policy for biofuels, which was the original intent of this forward-thinking legislation," said National Corn Growers Association President Martin Barbre. "The administration has clearly backed away from their commitment to renewable energy, and this proposal blatantly contradicts the president's Climate Action Plan."

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