The governor of the state Iowa, he largest producer of ethanol in the US, has been reassured that the administration of the new US president will be pro-ethanol, reports Radio Iowa.

According to the report, Donald Trump has told governor Terry Branstad that the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief would support ethanol. This has served to cure Branstad’s unease regarding the appointment of the attorney general from Oklahoma, a state rich in oil, to lead the EPA.

The Iowa governor believes that Trump and the EPA head have had a discussion on the matter.

Branstad, meanwhile, has been nominated to serve as US ambassador to China. During a meeting of the state executive council, he said that part of his work will be to increase the sales of ethanol and dried distillers grains (DDGs) to China, Radio Iowa reports.


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