December 2, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Congress and President Biden’s work to prevent a rail service stoppage that would have devastated the U.S. agricultural and food supply chains, Corn Refiners Association President and CEO John Bode issued the following statement:
“Corn refiners are grateful to Congress and the President for protecting American consumers by avoiding a rail labor strike that would have led to lost food production and increased food price inflation right before the holidays. We’re thankful that a strike was avoided, and our industry will continue to look for solutions to the ongoing rail service disruptions that cause delays in our nation’s food and agricultural supply chains.”
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.