Sorghum Producers Applaud E15 Waiver Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2023)—National Sorghum Producers Chairman Craig Meeker, a sorghum farmer from Wellington, Kansas, made the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan’s announcement today the agency will approve an emergency waiver to allow the sale of E15, a fuel blend made with 15 percent ethanol, during the summer driving season.

“The sale of E15 is good for not only American sorghum farmers and ethanol producers but also the American consumer. Sorghum made into climate-friendly ethanol gives consumers access to home-grown, cleaner fuel that will help lower the price at the pump for everyone. We appreciate Administrator Regan and the Biden Administration for acknowledging these benefits and encourage the EPA pursue a permanent fix to E15, eliminating unnecessary restrictions that support a pathway to greater energy independence and security for our nation.”

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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