TITLE

Reform RFS

AUTHOR(S)
Shearer, P. Scott
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;7/20/2012, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the call for the reform of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) made by a coalition of livestock and poultry groups to the U.S. Congress. The demand follows the release of an economic study concerning the impact of corn ethanol production on the prices of food and commodity price volatility. One impact of the RFS cited in the study is the 300% increase in the amount of corn used for producing ethanol from 2005 to 2011. Another impact is the increase in the price of corn.
ACCESSION #
78551808

 

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