Fly-to-Farm Act to support US SAF production introduced


Congressman Max Miller on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan bill ‘Farm-to-Fly Act’ to develop new markets for US agricultural produces and support the domestic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in the United States.

“The Farm to Fly Act is important for three main reasons: it will provide access to new markets for our nation’s farmers, it will drive rural economic development, and it will strengthen our domestic energy resources,” said Congressman Miller.

“I’m grateful for the close collaboration between my colleagues, Ohio and American agricultural producers, and the aviation industry, and I look forward to beating the drum until we see this one through for our farmers and rural communities.”

The bill was cosponsored by Angie Craig, Brad Finstad, Nikki Budzinski, Ashley Hinson, Jasmine Crockett and Randy Feenstra.

Explaining the purpose of the bill, Congressman Miller said the Farm to Fly Act would “clarify eligibility for SAF within current US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bio-Energy Programs … provide collaboration for aviation biofuels throughout USDA agency mission areas … and affirm a common definition of SAF for USDA purposes.”

Fuels America, an organization that includes National Corn Growers Association, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, Bayer, Clean Fuels Alliance America, Archer Daniels Midland Co., National Farmers Union, Green Plains, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Advanced Biofuels Business Council, National Association of Wheat Growers, American Council on Renewable Energy, DSM Company, American Security Project, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, and National Sorghum Producers also endorsed the bill.

Moreover, several airline and aviation stakeholders including Airlines for America, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Jet Blue Airlines, and General Aviation Manufacturers Association also showed their support for the bill.