Vilsack says more time needed to consider most recent data on ethanol’s ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to jet fuel.

The more than 11,000 farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders who gathered in Houston for the 2024 Commodity Classic recently awaited a much-anticipated federal guidance announcement on tax credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel, but instead were advised that the Biden administration would take additional time before issuing its directives.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in a joint appearance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, said the administration wasn’t quite ready to make public the guidance, missing its March 1 deadline.

“We’re not in a position today to announce the guidance that will be coming forth from the Treasury Department as it relates to the SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) and the tax credits that will be available in 2023 and 2024 and the tax credits that will go in place in 2025 and beyond,” Vilsack said March 1.

“We want to make sure that the latest and best information is utilized in the...