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Trump Vows to Unleash Ethanol Sales as He Woos Corn Belt

  • Move was pushed by GOP senator Ernst, who’s up for re-election
  • Higher-ethanol E15 can be dispensed at E10 pumps, Trump says
President Donald Trump 

President Donald Trump 

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President Donald Trump promised to allow higher-ethanol gasoline to be distributed using existing filling station pumps, a move designed to bolster support among corn farmers and biofuel producers in Iowa and other Midwestern swing states.

Trump announced the decision Saturday on Twitter after a conversation with Senator Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican who’s been pushing for the change as part of her own re-election battle.