February 28, 2020

Biofuels; Climate; Ag Economy; Nutrition; Food Safety; Trade; and Political Notes


Philip Brasher reported in yesterday’s Des Moines Register that, “Ethanol producers face a fight to save their government subsidies, but first industry leaders had to stop squabbling among themselves.

“Representatives of groups representing the ethanol industry and corn growers have been meeting weekly, including several times at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, or talking by phone to resolve differences and strategize how to save the biofuel’s federal subsidy.

“The industry ‘is kind of a dysfunctional family at the moment,’ said David Nelson, a Belmond farmer and longtime board member of the National Corn Growers Association and the Renewable Fuels Association.”