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NCBA Supports Anti Ethanol Legislation Introduced In The Senate

NCBA Supports Anti Ethanol Legislation Introduced In The Senate

 

National Cattlemen Beef Association leaders are pleased with the introduction of the corn ethanol mandate elimination legislation in the Senate.  Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says NCBA backs the measure and says it should lead to a more level playing field for the cattle industry in terms of access to corn.

Woodall agrees with bill co sponsor Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma who says the elimination of the mandate will let market forces rather than politicians determine how to diversify fuel supplies.

Senators Feinstein and Coburn both say that the policy promoting corn based ethanol is misguided because it pushes food prices higher while not benefitting the environment.

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