Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Renewable fuels - ethanol and biodiesel - more than anything
else have helped drive the 2007-2013 rural economic recovery and
the RFS continues to fall under heavy attack.
The unprecedented ethanol rollback under EPA's proposed 2014 RFS
rule calls for a 1.4 billion gallon reduction in ethanol use.
The EPA also proposes to sharply reduce 2014 volumes of
biodiesel, potentially devastating the biodiesel industry.
Iowa State University economist's projects corn prices will fall
19 cents per bushel in the first year and drop further in
In Illinois, the impact of a 19 cent per bushel price drop
against this year's expected statewide corn production represents a
$400 million reduction in farmer revenue.
Fighting the EPA's proposed RFS rule for 2014 is a top IFB
The EPA has tested us and Illinois Farmers have
to view the signed petition.
Click here to
view the Illinois Farm Bureau Letter to President Obama.
here to view Sense of the Delegate Body Resolution.
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