October 12, 2011

AFIA supports renewable fuel standard legislation

The American Feed Industry Association strongly supports H.R. 3097, the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Flexibility Act, legislation introduced by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.), to give the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture the needed authority to adjust the congressionally mandated Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for corn-based ethanol when national corn stocks fall below specified levels.AFIA believes national food security is equally as important as energy security, and federal actions in both areas must be cooperative and realistic, a philosophy reflected in AFIA’s testimony before a House Agriculture Committee hearing on feed availability held last month. Read More

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