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May 2, 2013

Livestock and poultry groups provide comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Livestock and poultry groups provide comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the negative impact of the RFS

Seven livestock and poultry groups submitted comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the negative effects the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) has had on agriculture, including the high cost of feed facing livestock and poultry producers. The comments answer several questions posed by the Committee on the impact of the RFS. "The RFS has been the major driver in increasing corn use for ethanol production, and causing corn stocks to decline to crisis levels," the comments state. "In a market-driven world, ethanol would be priced competitively with gasoline. That has never been true in the entire history of the industry."  Read More 

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