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Quarles praises passage of E-15 bill

FRANKFORT – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the Kentucky General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 94, an act to expand the sale of gasoline with up to 15 percent of corn-based ethanol. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Corn Growers Association led efforts to pass the bill with sponsor Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Paul Hornback. The legislation now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature.

“I applaud the Kentucky General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 94, a major priority for my Administration and for the Kentucky Corn Growers Association,” Quarles said. “This bill will expand the amount of time that E-15 gasoline can be sold, to year-round, and has the potential to expand market access for Kentucky corn growers. Thanks to the strong leadership of Senate Agriculture Chairman Paul Hornback and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Richard Heath, we were able to build an overwhelming bipartisan supermajority for this legislation.”

“The Kentucky Corn Growers Association is grateful for the hard work by Commissioner Quarles, Chairman Hornback, and Chairman Heath to expand the sale of E-15 gasoline in Kentucky,” Laura Knoth, executive director for the Kentucky Corn Growers Association said. “We have a strong pro-agriculture team in Frankfort, responsive to the needs of our corn growers and all of agriculture.”