Vilsack Speech to Address Biofuel Issues

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has scheduled a "major speech on domestic biofuel production" for Oct. 21, at the National Press Club.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has scheduled a "major speech on domestic biofuel production" for Oct. 21, at the National Press Club. According to USDA, the secretary will be discussing the progress the department and other federal agencies are making toward achieving the 36 billion gallon biofuel production goal mandated by the renewable fuels standard and "new efforts by the Obama administration to bolster the industry and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil."

Other topics of the address outlined by the department include ensuring that infrastructure is in place to ease the production and use of domestically produced renewable transportation fuel, "as well as the administration's strategy to foster renewable energy nationwide."  

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