NEWS
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Nov 28, 2007 06:12 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) --- While members of Congress do a "point-counterpoint" behind the scenes on potential energy legislation, agriculture finds itself divided as key livestock groups such as the National Cattlemen's Beef Association find themselves more aligned with ethanol critics than supporters.

NCBA has felt some heat because the group has raised questions about the expansion of ethanol and the impact on the market of subsidies such as the 51-cent blenders' tax credit. Such rifts are getting more attention as Congress works to wrap up the energy bill.

"We have been called selfish and all kinds of names throughout this process ...

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