8/5/2013

Representatives of the livestock and poultry sectors are wrong to suggest the Renewable Fuel Standard is harming their businesses, writes Gary Pestoriou, a Minnesota grain farmer and president of Frontier Family Farms. In fact, the average yearly gross farm value of livestock, dairy and poultry production has risen by about 20% since 2008, and studies show that food prices are more closely tied to the price of oil than ethanol, he writes. "Quite frankly, I, along with many grain farmers, are tired of their unfounded blame game against the RFS and the ethanol industry which has helped establish the most robust farm economy in my lifetime," Pestoriou writes.

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