Category Archives: Ethanol

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06/27/13 - Livestock and Poultry Groups Urge Congress to Repeal RFS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following an announcement by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that they have introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuels Standard Repeal Act, (S. 1195) the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Chicken Council … Read More >

06/18/13 - Motorcyclists Ride to Capitol Hill to Raise Awareness of Ethanol Engine Damage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is hosting100 motorcyclists  on Wednesday, June 19, for the AMA “E15 Fuel for Thought Lobby Day” to help educate lawmakers about the need to research the possible harmful effects of E15 fuel … Read More >

05/02/13 - RFS Mandate for Corn-Based Ethanol ‘Single, Most Important, Major Driver’ Impacting Corn Market, NCC tells House Energy and Commerce Committee

In response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s second white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the National Chicken Council said its detailed comments to the committee that the federal government’s mandate for conventional biofuels (corn-based ethanol) has … Read More >

04/10/13 - Bill to Reform Federal Ethanol Mandate Introduced in House

NCC says Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act will provide relief to US chicken producers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act … Read More >

02/04/13 - Ag Economist Urges Congress to Begin Extensive Reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Outlines RFS’s negative effects on poultry producers, family farms, consumers and US economy WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is broken, but Congress can fix the rule by acting now and opening an inclusive, robust debate that leads … Read More >

01/09/13 - Increased Food Costs Due to US Ethanol Policy are Eating American Family Budgets

Family of four hit with a $2000 higher food bill in 2012 WASHNGTON, D.C. – A new study released yesterday demonstrates the dramatic change in U.S. food affordability trends since the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) came into being in 2005. … Read More >

11/16/12 - Livestock, Poultry, Dairy Producers Say RFS Is ‘Broken’

EPA Denies Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests from Governors, Coalition, Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations today expressed extreme disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial in the wake of the worst drought in … Read More >

10/11/12 - NCC Submits Comments to EPA Supporting RFS Waiver

October 11, 2012 Air and Radiation, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0632 The National Chicken Council (NCC) is pleased to submit these comments in support of the petition by the Governors of North Carolina and Arkansas requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercise … Read More >

10/11/12 - Economic Data Suggest RFS Waiver Would Reduce Corn Prices More Than $2.00 per Bushel

NCC files comments in support of RFS waiver; delivers 10,000 others from chicken industry WASHINGTON, D.C. – A full waiver of the 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard requirement would reduce the price of corn by more than $2.00 per bushel, according … Read More >

09/17/12 - Economic Harm More Apparent with USDA’s Latest Reduction in Corn Crop Estimate

Livestock, poultry, meat and dairy groups renew call for Renewable Fuel Standard waiver WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on September 12, 2012 released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report that confirms … Read More >

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