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Sunday 12/01/13

RFS Changes and CRP Analysis Posted in Federal Register
While most of America was either shopping or watching football on Friday, EPA and USDA were posting a couple of key proposal changes in the Federal Register. EPA officiall proposed its RFS volumes while USDA announced a study on possible changes to the CRP.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 12:44PM CST 12/01/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
If anyone thinks the oil and corporate livestock people have any respect for the corn producers the USA ; Think again. You are going to be hung out to dry unless you wake up and protest to EPA and your congressional delegation .NE .Sen and Reps are to cowardly to say anything.
Posted by melvin meister at 10:53PM CST 12/01/13
EPA's action on RFS volume will mean nothing if the EPA is allowed to redefine "Navigable". Your cornfield might well be legislated out of production by regulation.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 6:11AM CST 12/02/13
EPA cuts RFS in the face of record corn production and near record projected carryover while the House and Senate cut one of the most nationally popular programs, CRP. Only government could be this irrational. Livestock producers will get their cheap corn wish - let's see how long before cheap grain begits cheap livestock!
Posted by Curt Zingula at 7:02AM CST 12/02/13
The 60 day time period for comments should be the focus to the White House. The Obama administration needs to hear from the farm community, not just farmers about the need to leave the RFS unchanged. You can wage your last dollar that "BIG oil and BIG food" groups will be commenting during this 60 day period, that they have adjusted the RFS in the right direction. This is the time to put aside all our personal inside battles between different farm groups and stand united for the RFS and rural America. Don't just be satisfied to voice just your opinion, help others in your farm community voice that comments to the White House. Energy wears three different types of headgear - farmer caps (ethanol) - cowboy hats (big oil) - shemagh/keffiyeh wraps (foreign oil) - the choice should be simple on which one you support in the next 60 days!
Posted by John Finley at 8:53AM CST 12/02/13
Three types of government actions have produced a huge run up in food production costs including land costs. The zirp (zero interest rate policy) has stolen rightful earnings from the elderly and those who save and federal reserve's deflation of our currency policy. Federal crop insurance's mindless actions that have provided insane levels of investment and profit guarantees for growers of select crops. The rfs policy by congress that has driven a extreme amount of acres into corn production. Those who claim that rfs did not affect food prices have no right to complain about lower grain prices when rfs is reduced. Just how is it that government should be driving up food costs up for the poor and driving farmer's food production costs through the roof? Anybody still think that government should be running our health care system?
Posted by W Kuster at 7:17AM CST 12/03/13
Wes ;Your crocadile tears are as fake as your repeatihg big oil lies .
Posted by melvin meister at 1:45PM CST 12/04/13
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