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RFA, NCBA Debate RFS Waiver
Myke Feinman Refine Fuels Reporter
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:41 PM CDT

STREATOR, Ill. (DTN) -- The Renewable Fuels Association believes the Renewable Fuel Standard is working properly while the National Cattlemen's Beef Association wants it reformed to protect its members from high feed costs during natural disasters like the 2012 drought.

Representatives from the two trade groups were debating the merits of the RFS on Agri-Talk radio Thursday morning.

The RFS requires higher levels of renewables be blended into petroleum fuels each year through 2022 when it reaches 36 billion gallons. This year, the requirement for renewable biofuel is 13.8 billion gallons, primarily satisfied with corn-based ethanol. Corn is also used ...

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