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August 6, 2013

Government acknowledges costs, but not connections to RFS

The National Turkey Federation welcomed Wednesday afternoon’s House Energy and Commerce Committee’s opening round of hearings  to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Stating that it is time to undertake an assessment of the RFS, the Committee began today with witnesses from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the chief economist from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). “The National Turkey Federation encourages pointed discussion of the RFS,” said Joel Brandenberger, president of the National Turkey Federation (NTF).  “Animal agriculture has long been suffering at the hand of this broken policy, especially feed costs in the turkey business.  The RFS has caused an increase of $1.9 billion in feed cost alone for turkey farmers, as corn continues to be syphoned off to ethanol.” Read More

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