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August 21, 2012

Expert agricultural economists to discuss ethanol & the outlook for chicken and competing meats

Two expert agricultural economists will discuss the situation for ethanol and chicken and competing meats at the National Chicken Council’s 58th Annual Conference scheduled October 10-11 at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington D.C.

In the wake of the worst U.S. drought in half a century, corn yield projections are dropping almost weekly and corn prices have jumped 60 percent since June 15. Dr. Wallace E. Tyner, Purdue University will address the impact on demand for corn and corn prices if the Environmental Protection Agency granted a partial waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard that effectively mandates that corn ethanol be blended with gasoline. Tyner, who along with two other Purdue economists have authored a report entitled "Potential Impacts of a Partial Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules," will discuss in depth the findings of that report at NCC’s upcoming conference. Read More

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