livestock industry

Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

Article: Texas Biofuels Waiver Request Shot Down

WASHINGTON DC, August 7, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration today denied a request by Texas to cut the U.S. biofuels mandate in half, rejecting the claim that the massive increase in corn-based ethanol is causing economic harm to the state’s livestock industry and raising food prices. Few stakeholders were surprised by the decision, but…

Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

Article: Use Costly Corn for Feed, Not Fuel, Texas Governor Urges

WASHINGTON, DC, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking the federal government to reduce by half the amount of corn-based ethanol that must be blended into the national fuel supply under the national Renewable Fuel Standard, RFS. Instead of being used for fuel, the governor wants that corn to feed livestock…