Trump to discuss renewable fuel standard with senators

Donald Trump (photo by Matt Johnson/ Flickr)

(photo by Matt Johnson/ Flickr)

says President Donald Trump plans to discuss the with .

Trump is set to meet Thursday with senators to talk about , which requires ethanol from corn and soybeans to be blended into gasoline and diesel. The White House says he will discuss his “commitment” to , as well as how to “effectively address the program’s impact on .”

The standard is a priority for corn-producing states, while oil companies have pushed to ease the mandates.

The White House says Trump recognizes the “the importance … to rural America,” but is “aware that workers in the refining sector believe the program isn’t working as intended.”

As a candidate, Trump called for protecting the standard. (AP)