October 7, 2012

Renewable Fuel Standard flexibility needed

American dairymen, ranchers, and poultry and pork producers are facing economic hardships and even bankruptcy from a perfect storm of shrinking corn supplies and soaring corn prices. As one of the most severe droughts we’ve seen in nearly 50 years dries up the corn crop, it’s clear that our federal ethanol policy isn’t helping the situation. While not the only cause of rising corn prices, the demands of meeting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) during these drought conditions is stretching our corn supplies thin. In order to provide much-needed relief for the animal agriculture industry, food producers, and consumers, it’s critical that we make our ethanol policy more flexible.  Read More 

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