Chicken council targets Renewable Fuel Standard
May 21, 2014
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 the Capital Press’s Tim Hearden.
The National Chicken Council asserts that chicken producers have been unable to step up production this year to their annual average because of rippling effects from the federal ethanol policy and that consumers are paying the price.
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