President Donald Trump highlighted his administration’s agricultural policy during a campaign visit to the Omaha metro area.
Trump pointed out he has given the go-ahead for higher ethanol content to be mixed with gasoline and sold throughout the year.
“My administration is protecting ethanol, alright? That’s what you want to hear,” Trump said to the delight of the crowd. “Today, we are unleashing the power of E-15 to be fuel our country all year long, not eight months. All year long.”
Earlier in the day, Trump approved the sale of the higher ethanol blend of gasoline throughout the entire year, lifting the restriction of its sale.
Trump also touted the recent completion of trade talks with Canada, which will pave the way for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to be replaced with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The president said the new trade deal will benefit Midwestern farmers and ranchers.
Trump also had a warning for the Republicans gathered for his appearance. The president said that if Republicans failed to get to the polls for the mid-term elections next month, Democrats would win majorities in Congress and seek to undo his administration’s policies.
“But if Democrats take control, they will try to reverse our amazing progress and plunge our country into gridlock, frankly into poverty, ultimately into chaos,” Trump said. “That’s what’s going to happen.”
Ken Anderson, Brownfield Ag News, contributed to this story.