On the heels of Tuesday’s historic election, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced their annual grassroots Washington, D.C., fly-in will take place March 22 – 23, 2017, with the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill serving as the headquarters for the event.

“ACE’s 2017 fly-in occurs during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency, a time when President-elect Trump will begin to prioritize his campaign promises into action,” said ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings. “Our fly-in will give ethanol advocates a timely opportunity to remind Trump administration officials about his promise to make sure that EPA restores Renewable Fuel Standard blending levels to match the statute.”

“Given the decisive victory rural America helped deliver on Election Day, it is vitally important for corn farmers and biofuel advocates to sign up for ACE’s fly-in and educate our newly-elected officeholders about how high-octane ethanol can help jump-start economic growth in the U.S. We encourage people from all walks of life who have an interest in the future of ethanol to join us in D.C. March 22 – 23.”

There is no registration fee to participate in the fly-in, but participants are asked to register at www.ethanol.org/events/fly-in. For more information about the fly-in, contact Shannon Gustafson, ACE’s Senior Director of Operations and Programming. She can be reached via email at sgustafson@ethanol.org or by calling 605-334-3381, extension 16.