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September 17, 2013

Olsen’s resolution to curb federal corn-based ethanol mandate passed unanimously by Legislature

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen’s (R-Riverbank) Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 21 urging Congress to eliminate mandates on the amount of corn-based ethanol used in gasoline passed out of both houses unanimously and will now be shared with Congress.

The price of corn has increased dramatically as a result of the federal mandate to use corn ethanol to meet Renewable Fuels Standards, negatively impacting our nation’s dairies and livestock farmers by diverting corn to fuel supplies instead of feed. Read More

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