Following last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, South Dakota Corn Growers Association Executive Director Lisa Richardson is watching to see how the Biden administration handles Renewable Volume Obligations. “We have a 15 billion gallon Renewable Fuel Standard. We are still waiting to see the RVOs. Historically, the Obama administration lowered the RVOs instead of granting small refinery exemptions,” says Richardson. “Everyone is waiting to see what will happen in this phase. When President Biden was campaigning in Iowa and Minnesota, he said the administration wouldn’t grant small refinery exemptions. It’s in the EPA’s hands.”
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