A fight is looming in Washington DC this year between proponents and opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Wyoming Senator John Barasso has introduced a bill to totally repeal the RFS. Minnesota Turkey Producers Association Executive Director Steve Olson says his group has several concerns with the RFS and would like to see it tweaked.
Olson says higher feed costs caused by the amount of corn limited by its use for renewables has had a big impact on their turkey producers. He says an adjustment on how much corn can be used for ethanol needs to be tied to the corn stocks numbers.
Olson says his group was disappointed when EPA was petitioned last year to put a waiver on the RFS and refused to do so despite the drought impacting the amount of corn available for feed.