2/2/21 • EnvironmentSustainability

CRA Statement on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in reaction to the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), commented:

“This executive order represents an important acknowledgement of the role agriculture plays as a solution to the climate crisis by encouraging greater use and production of sustainable, biobased products and renewable feedstock. We commend the efforts of President Biden to grow our bioeconomy and recognize the critical role that agriculture has to play in the fight against climate change.”

In 2020, CRA announced its adoption of a set of Climate Change Policy Principles intended to guide the industry’s advocacy to ensure a more sustainable future for corn refining, agriculture, and consumers. CRA is committed to advocacy for science-based public policies that demand economically-sound decisions at the state, federal and global levels.


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.