NCGA: RFS has been good for American farmers

05/7/2013 | Hoosier Ag Today (Clermont, Ind.)

U.S. farmers have responded to the increased demand for ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard by increasing corn output in an efficient and environmentally sound way, the National Corn Growers Association said in comments filed in response to a white paper from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. "In the last 30 years, corn production has improved on all measures of resource efficiency, by decreasing per bushel: land use by 30 percent, soil erosion by 67 percent, irrigation by 53 percent, energy use by 43 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 36 percent," the NCGA said.

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