U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp Tuesday released the following statement after the administration announced plans to allow year-round sale of E15, which Heitkamp has strongly pushed for to support North Dakota farmers and biofuel producers.

“In my longstanding fight for North Dakota farmers, I’ve repeatedly told the President and everyone in this administration who would listen that year-round E15 would be a boost for rural America, and I’m encouraged they finally listened,” Heitkamp said. “This victory has been a long time coming for North Dakota farmers and biofuel producers. At a time when the trade war is threatening commodity prices, we need to do everything we can to support farmers, and upholding our commitment to biofuels is one way to give ag producers some much needed certainty. After working in a bipartisan way to build support for E15 and protect the RFS, I look forward to continuing to work with the President and the administration to make sure this policy is implemented in a way that protects farmers and biofuel producers in North Dakota.”