Animal Agriculture Protests Bailout for Ethanol Plants

Animal agriculture is protesting the suggestion by Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer that ethanol plants in financial difficulty because of the high price of corn could apply for loan guarantees from the U.S. government. Groups representing producers and processors of meat, cattle, chickens, milk, pork, turkeys and eggs said that many of them members have also paid high prices for corn and that singling out ethanol plants for assistance is unjustified.

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