Vilsack wants ethanol production to remain the same

Tom Vilsack touring an Iowa farm. Photo by USDAgov, Flickr.

Despite the drought and consequent decline in corn production, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack does not want any changes to be made to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

This indicates that Vilsack hopes ethanol production will remain the same during the drought.

Livestock producers in particular are frustrated with the current high feed prices, and are pleading for a reduction in ethanol production.

Read about the livestock producers’ situation here.

Read Vilsack’s comments here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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One Response to Vilsack wants ethanol production to remain the same

  1. Pingback: Gov. Branstad doesn’t want to change ethanol production | Iowa Environmental Focus

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