Kooper Jelinek

West Holt Class of 2019 graduate and Nebraska FFA President Kooper Jelinek is pictured front right near President Donald Trump. 

BELLEVUE — Gov. Pete Ricketts welcomed President Donald J. Trump to the Midwest as Air Force One landed at Offutt Air Force Base on June 11 in Bellevue. The Governor then joined President Trump at an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa to celebrate the President’s approval of year-round E-15.

“From cutting red tape to new trade deals like USMCA, President Trump has been delivering on his promises for America’s Heartland,” Governor Ricketts said. “The President’s successful work on E-15 is an especially big win for Nebraska’s farmers. It was an honor to welcome the President, and Nebraskans greatly appreciate the work he has been doing on our behalf in Washington, D.C.”

Previously, E-15 could be marketed Sept. 16 through April 30. A new rule recently finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency now allows E-15 to be sold all year long. Nebraska is the second-largest ethanol producing state in the nation behind Iowa.

West Holt Public Schools Class of 2019 graduate and Nebraska FFA President Kooper Jelinek was present during the signing of the executive order. He is the son of Kelly and Keri Jelinek of Atkinson.

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