NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
The Market's Fine Print
USDA Now Requires PED Reporting
Ask the Vet
The Market's Fine Print
Full-Circle Farming
Ask the Vet
PED Still Spreading; SDCV Discovered
Ask the Vet
Livestock Antibiotics to be Limited
Ask the Vet