Ag News: E15 Rule Overturned
**Ruling in favor of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit overturned part of a 2019 rule permitting the year-round sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol.
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew says he’s "deeply disappointed" and "restricting the sale of E15 during the summer isn’t just outdated and unnecessary, it’s actively harmful."
He’s urging the administration and Congress to find other opportunities to expand the use of higher ethanol blends.
**If you know an outstanding leader in the apple industry, nominate them for 2021 Apple Man or Woman of the Year. Nominations are due July 30th.
The Packer will present the award during the U.S. Apple Association’s 2021 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, August 19-20 in Chicago.
Kaari Stannard, president of New York Apple Sales, was named 2020 Apple Woman of the Year last August, just the second woman to be so honored.
**Summer farm jobs for high school and college students are not nearly as common as they once were, with a national survey showing the average age of the farm workforce rising.
California farmers say young people don’t think much about farm work anymore with some saying they haven’t hired a student for a summer job in years.
Others say young people aren’t as likely to have a farmer in the family.