Iowa farmers weren’t happy with the answer presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave them Saturday about an ethanol mandate that requires the petroleum industry to put the corn-based fuel in gas pumps.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gov. Rick Perry, joined by industry leaders across the country, today urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant a 50 percent waiver from its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) mandate for grain-based ethanol.
Gov. Perry was joined by National Cattleman’s Beef Association Economist Gregg Doud, National Chicken Council Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Bill Roenigk, and Capitol Land & Livestock President and CEO Jim Schwertner to reiterate the necessity for relief from skyrocketing corn prices, caused primarily by the RFS mandate. Also in attendance in support of the waiver were: Campbell Soup Company, Tyson Foods, American Meat Institute, National Turkey Federation, American Bakers Association, Dean Foods, National Pork Producers Council, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Hispanic Institute, American Beverage Association, National Restaurant Association, American Conservative Union, Kraft Foods and Pepsi Co.