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October 13, 2012

National Turkey Federation inundates EPA with comments on ethanol mandate

Today, the National Turkey Federation (NTF) in collaboration with its members, submitted over 1,500 comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requesting a full or substantial waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in order to prevent an animal feed crisis and soaring food costs in the coming months.   

The federation and its members asked EPA for a waiver for the remainder of 2012 and all of 2013, citing severe economic harm to the livestock and poultry industry and the nation as a whole. "NTF collected more than 1,500 comments that spoke with one voice," said NTF President Joel Brandenberger. "Each comment made it painfully evident that the RFS is hurting the average American, our nations’ agriculture, and livestock and poultry businesses. We are looking to EPA to use the waiver process as it was intended. If a waiver is not granted after this clear cry for help, then the current system is irreparably flawed."  Read More

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