President Donald Trump looks at samples of corn used in biofuels at Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on June 11, 2019. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Shortly after touring an ethanol plant in Iowa this week, President Donald Trump stood in front of a crowd of farmers—a group of people who have every right to be upset with him. Trump’s trade war with China has bashed the struggling farm economy, but the president came to Iowa to share some popular news: His administration will allow the sale of more gasoline containing higher blends of corn ethanol. “We celebrate the bright future we are forging together, powered by clean affordable American ethanol,” the president said to cheers. Our stories. Your inbox. Every weekend. The move handed farmers something they have sought for years—and delivered a politically strategic boost to Trump as he heads into an election. Midwestern farmers, […]