Washington Insider-- Monday
Mon Dec 16, 2013 06:00 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Chances Slim for Proposal to Alter Federally Mandated Corn Ethanol Standard

Bipartisan legislation introduced last week in the Senate by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., would remove the renewable fuel standard's mandate requiring the use of conventional corn ethanol. The proposal is another attempt to curb the federal government's presence in the corn ethanol market, and one that will receive quite a bit of opposition from ethanol supporters.

One formidable hurdle to moving the Feinstein-Coburn bill to the ...

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