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NEWS UPDATE July 6, 2012

Ethanol output falls to 10-mo low, drought darkens outlook

By Michael Hirtzer, Reuters  •    •  Posted July 6, 2012

U.S. ethanol production dropped to its lowest level in 10 months last week as dwindling pre-harvest corn stocks crushed profit margins, while a deepening drought in the Midwest threatens to extend the pain into next year. [ read more … ]

House panel’s farm bill draft slashes funding for conservation, energy programs

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 6, 2012

The House Agriculture Committee this afternoon released a 550-page farm bill that cuts more than $35 billion in mandatory funding from subsidy, conservation, energy and nutrition programs. Committee leaders hope to mark up the package next week and move it onto the floor ahead of the Sept. 30 expiration of the current five-year farm bill. [ read more … ]

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