Category Archives: Ethanol

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07/27/15 - NCC Calls for Freeze on Ethanol at ‘14 Levels; Says EPA’s Administration of RFS Disruptive to Market

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) is supportive of EPA’s proposed actions to adjust the biofuels targets for 2014, 2015, and 2016 to reflect the practical limits imposed by the blendwall, the group said today in comments submitted … Read More >

05/29/15 - EPA Hindsight is 20/20, Mandates 2014 Biofuel Volumes 18 Months Late

Foresight blurry, however, as ’16 proposed volumes likely to break blend wall, drive up food costs May 29, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has re-issued the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) required volume obligations, a full 18 … Read More >

03/05/15 - RFS Reform Building in Senate; Sens. Toomey, Feinstein and Flake Introduce New Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Pat Toomey (D-PA); Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) last week introduced the bipartisan “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate.  The bill would eliminate the ethanol mandate from the federal … Read More >

02/04/15 - National Chicken Council Throws Support behind ‘RFS Reform Act’

Chicken producers say its past time to get 37-year old ethanol industry off of Uncle Sam’s couch WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The National Chicken Council today voiced strong support for congressional action to fix our badly broken federal ethanol mandate, the … Read More >

11/21/14 - EPA Punts – again – on Releasing 2014 RFS Numbers

Yet biofuels industry flourishing, effectively without an RFS mandate WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a … Read More >

06/12/14 - Brown: EPA Playing ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey’ with RFS Targets

“Albert Einstein is said to have observed, ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.’  Were he around to see it, Einstein might call our current renewable-fuel policy insane,” opined National Chicken Council President Mike … Read More >

05/21/14 - Chicken council targets Renewable Fuel Standard

As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the nation’s largest chicken industry organization says the policy has resulted in more than $44 billion in higher feed costs to producers since 2007, writes … Read More >

01/29/14 - NCC Supports EPA’s RFS Targets Proposed for 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s fuel policy,” said NCC President Mike Brown in comments submitted this week in support of the Renewable Fuel … Read More >

12/12/13 - US Poultry Producers Announce Strong Support for ‘Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act’

National Chicken Council & National Turkey Federation Urge Fix to Broken Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation, with a coalition of poultry and livestock groups, announced their support for the “Corn … Read More >

12/05/13 - Volatility, Uncertainty in Corn Market due to RFS Equally Damaging for Chicken Producers

NCC President Brown calls for permanent Congressional fix at EPA hearing on 2014 RFS Standards ARLINGTON, VA – “We are thankful and support the action that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken, and appreciate the one year volume … Read More >

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