Ethanol Limbo in Congress Continues

The partisan fight over raising the limit on the amount of money the federal government can borrow is ugly – even by Washington standards.  While the leaders of both parties

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As many of you know by now, Senators Klobuchar, Thune and Feinstein have reached a compromise on legislation to end the current ethanol tax incentive, known as VEETC, and use

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Senate Ethanol Debate: Peeling Away the Onion

If there is one thing for certain in Washington, it is that nothing is ever as it seems. That has certainly been the case this week with three votes on

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The Politic$ of Sen. Coburn’s Anti-Ethanol Efforts

For those that thought the influence of Big Oil on Capitol Hill might have waned in the aftermath of the BP oil spill…think again.  For proof, one need not look

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Talking Turkey on Ethanol, Distillers Grains

On May 10, the RFA released an extensive analysis of the U.S. ethanol industry’s production of distillers grains, corn gluten feed, and corn gluten meal – the livestock feed co-products

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Senator Grassley and a group of 7 bipartisan cosponsors introduced the Domestic Energy Security Act of 2011.  For all provisions, this bill would extend them through 2016 – in essence

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Five Big Problems with Big Oil’s New Analysis of RFS Implementation Issues

The Energy Policy Research Foundation (EPRINC) recently released a white paper inexplicably suggesting that the cost of the Federal ethanol program exceeds its benefits by a factor of 3 to

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Thoughts on New CARD Analysis of Ethanol’s Impact on Corn Prices

Grocery manufacturers, industrial meat processors, and other beneficiaries of cheap corn have been busy lately. As grain prices have risen substantially in recent months, the cheap corn coalition has been

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Wall Street Journal, Senator Tom Coburn Expose Blind Spot in Anti-Ethanol Arguments

The arguments made by the Wall Street Journal and Senator Tom Coburn against American farmers and ethanol producers come with huge blind spots. In its most recent tirade (subscription required)

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RFA President Addresses Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen today is addressing the gathering of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association in Des Moines, Iowa.  Dinneen is joining Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, former House

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