What is in this article?:
- Texas ag divided on EPA ethanol decision
- Livestock industry disappointed
- EPA approves ethanol blend increase
- Corn, sorghum support ruling
- Cattlemen express disappointment
Livestock industry disappointed
Joining the Texas Farm bureau in support of EPA’s decision were The National Corn Producers Board and the National Sorghum Producers. The Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) expressed disappointment over the ruling and the potential effect an increase in ethanol production will have on grain prices.
"The high level of corn-based ethanol is one of the key factors driving price increases in corn products, including feed for cattle," said Dave Scott, rancher and TSCRA president. "Over the past few years it has become very clear that putting our food and fuel in competition with one another is bad for cattle producers and consumers."
"Texas cattle producers support renewable energy and a lessened dependence on foreign oil; however such an investment should not sacrifice our nation's food supply," Scott said.