NEWS
Debate Continues Over RFS
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:07 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- As a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee prepares to hold two hearings this week on the Renewable Fuel Standard this week, the National Corn Growers Association has learned that support for the RFS in Congress is not as strong as they hoped.

About 200 members of the corn growers met in Washington last week for their summer Corn Congress and lobbied members of the House and Senate or their aides.

When the corn growers reported back to their leaders on Thursday, about half said they would support the RFS, a quarter said they would not and another ...

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