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July 23, 2013

NTF President tells Congress economy can avoid economic danger from renewable fuels driving record high corn costs

National Turkey Federation President Joel Brandenberger today told the House Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy that EPA’s failed management of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waiver process has distorted feed costs for turkey, livestock and all poultry producers. Ultimately, Brandenberger told the subcommittee, that distortion has unnecessarily increased the prices consumers pay for food at restaurants and grocery stores. “While the government cannot control the weather or almost any other factor that can come to bear on the U.S. corn supply, it fortunately has one tool still available that has the potential to directly impact corn demand,” said Brandenberger. Read More

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