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NEWS UPDATE September 10, 2012

Firm behind major anti-ethanol campaign goes to bat for biofuels

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted September 10, 2012

The D.C. lobbying firm behind a large and expensive 2008 publicity campaign opposing the federal biofuels mandate has now been hired by ethanol groups to do the exact opposite: drum up support for the renewable fuel standard. The Glover Park Group will work with the nation’s largest ethanol organizations and at least one ethanol company in a multimillion-dollar public relations and advertising campaign. The campaign comes as the renewable fuel standard has taken a beating over the past several months as corn supplies have withered during the drought. [ read more … ]

Farm bill’s greatest enemy is the calendar

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted September 10, 2012

When Congress returns today, it will again take up the task of passing a nearly trillion-dollar farm bill that would set commodity subsidy, conservation, alternative energy and nutrition programs for the next five years. With a schedule full of religious holidays, the House will have just eight days this month to move the measure before the current farm bill expires Sept. 30. Farm industry observers agree that a more likely course will be a short-term extension that will carry work either into the lame-duck session later this year or into the new Congress next year. [ read more … ]

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