Senators Ask for Ethanol Mandate Reprieve

WASHINGTON — Due to the severe drought in the Midwest devastating corn supplies, 25 senators sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Tuesday to request she use her waiver authority to decrease the corn-ethanol mandate. 

As of Aug. 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 50% of the corn crop was rated poor to very poor, the letter cites. The crop damage is expected to push feed prices to new highs

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