Meat Groups Call for End of Ethanol Subsidies

Citing the high cost of animal feed, tight production margins and job losses, the nation's largest livestock and poultry trade associations asked the U.S. Senate to allow a 30-year-old tax credit and a protective tariff for ethanol to expire as scheduled at the end of the year.

WASHINGTON — Citing the high cost of animal feed, tight production margins and job losses, the nation's largest livestock and poultry trade associations have asked the U.S. Senate to allow a 30-year-old tax credit and a protective tariff for ethanol to expire as scheduled at the end of the year.

"Although we support the need to advance renewable and alternative sources of energy, we strongly believe it is time that the mature corn-based ethanol industry operate on a level playi

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