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NEWS UPDATE August 13, 2013

USDA corn report ‘last nail in the coffin’ of food-versus-fuel fight — biofuel group

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 13, 2013

Ethanol advocates are pointing to a newly released Department of Agriculture report on U.S. corn production to rebut claims that the federal renewable fuel standard will contribute to an increase in food prices. Today’s “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates” report projects that the United States will produce 13.76 billion bushels of corn in 2013. Although that estimate was revised down slightly from one earlier this summer, it would still mean a 28 percent production increase from last year, and it would be 5 percent higher than the previous record. [ read more … ]

Oil lobby unleashes second ad slamming RFS

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 13, 2013

The oil industry’s lobbying arm today rolled out its second television ad in a summer campaign targeting the federal renewable fuel standard. The American Petroleum Institute has argued that the 2007 policy that compels the blending of billion of gallons of ethanol and advanced biofuel into the U.S. motor-fuel supply over the next decade is unworkable and costly for consumers.
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