Category Archives: Ethanol

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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 >

08/28/12 - Following seven other states, Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia Submits Petition for a Waiver of the Ethanol Mandate

Says economic harm being experienced in Virginia is a direct result of the RFS WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In a letter sent yesterday, Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant a waiver from the ethanol … Read More >

08/21/12 - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Requests EPA Waive Ethanol Mandate; Cites Severe Economic Harm in State

EPA Opens 30-day Comment Period on Arkansas and North Carolina Requests WASHINGTON, D.C. – “It is abundantly clear that substantial evidence exists now within the existing reports of USDA regarding expected crop yields and within private sector forecasts of crop … Read More >

08/10/12 - Governors of Maryland, Delaware Call for Waiver of Ethanol Mandate as USDA Slashes Corn Crop Estimate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 10, 2012 – As the severe effect of the worst drought in a half century becomes more clear,  the governors of Maryland and Delaware have officially requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take immediate … Read More >

08/07/12 - Citing Record Drought, Senators Ask EPA to Adjust Corn Ethanol Mandate

Bipartisan group of more than two dozen join growing chorus in support of ethanol waiver WASHINGTON, D.C.,– With the record drought spreading across major cropland of the continental United States causing the corn harvest to shrink and prices to spike, … Read More >

08/02/12 - More than One-Third of US Representatives Urge EPA to Waive Ethanol Mandate; Poultry Industry Hails Action

Washington, D.C. – As the worst drought  in a half century continues, a bipartisan group of 156 members of Congress is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act immediately to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandate to account … Read More >

07/30/12 - Livestock and Poultry Coalition Urges Waiver of RFS Because of Drought

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As drought conditions become the worst in 50 years and corn yields are expected to drop significantly, a coalition of meat and poultry organizations today asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to waive the federal mandate for … Read More >

07/19/12 - Study Supports Need to Reform Ethanol Production Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to a new economic study on the impact of corn ethanol production on food prices and commodity price volatility, a coalition of livestock and poultry groups is urging Congress to reform the federal Renewable Fuels … Read More >

04/22/12 - NCC Voices Opposition to Liability Protection for E15 Damages

NCC last week joined a diverse group of business associations, consumer protection organizations, hunger and development organizations, agricultural groups, environmental groups, budget hawks, grassroots groups and free marketers to oppose the Domestic Fuels Act of 2012, which would provide liability … Read More >

03/26/12 - Diverse Coalition Reiterates Opposition to Corn Ethanol Subsidies

The National Chicken Council joined a diverse group of business, hunger and development, agricultural, environmental, budget, grassroots and free market organizations in urging Congress to reject any efforts to include continued or expanded federal support for corn ethanol in any … Read More >

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