From: Mike Buis


There was a disturbing story in the Washington publication “Politico” recently in which U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, indicated that U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, wants to work with Texans and the multi-national oil company to destroy markets for the corn Indiana farmers grow.

Think about that: Todd Young wants to side with the oil industry and turn his back on farmers.

The Renewable Fuel Standard is the federal law that requires ethanol made from Indiana corn be used in gasoline. It’s renewable, cleaner burning, cheaper and safer than oil. But, most of all, it helps use up much of the corn grown here that doesn’t have demand for animal or human food. With declining farm prices, the RFS may be the only thing keeping a lot of farmers afloat.

Oil companies hate the RFS because it gives consumers choice and inherently means they’ll sell less oil.

So, ask Sen. Young which bottom line he cares most about: the multi-trillion dollar oil companies or the Indiana farmer who can barely make ends meet?

People can call Sen. Young right now at 202-224-5623 and remind him he’s a senator for Indiana, not the big oil companies, and that he needs to stand with farmers to protect the RFS.