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July 23, 2013

Editorial: Good for Goodlatte

Last year Goodlatte, who represents the 6th District, asked the feds to grant Virginia a reprieve from the ethanol mandate. They refused. Now he is stumping for legislation to kill the mandate outright. It’s a noble cause. Thanks to the ethanol mandate, just under one-third of the nation’s corn gets turned into fuel for cars and trucks. That drives up the price of food for people and feed for poultry and livestock. Farmers in Virginia alone have faced hundreds of millions of dollars in added costs as a result.  Read More

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