November 30, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s call on Congress to prevent a freight rail work stoppage that would cripple U.S. agricultural production and supply chains, Corn Refiners Association President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement:
“Like many U.S. agricultural processors, corn refiners are already operating at full capacity for a number of important ingredients used broadly in food and personal care products. Our industry is stretched to the limit, working to deliver ingredients that are used in thousands of products in the grocery store. Even a one-day rail work stoppage would be catastrophic for our industry and the nation’s consumers. For this reason, I’d like to express our appreciation for President Biden’s call for prompt action from Congress and join him in urging our lawmakers to prevent a rail work stoppage of any length.”
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.