Who Gets Your Food Dollar? Matt Hartwig writes about the latest report from USDA’s Economic Research Service on the farmers’ share of the food dollar, which is now estimated to be less than 12%. “So, if the farm value of each food dollar is actually decreasing, and corn demand and price are even smaller factors in food price determination than previously thought, what is driving American food bills higher? The simple answer is and has been energy.”
States Take Polar Opposite Stances on Ethanol Use – Hartwig highlights the two very different approaches that legislative bodies in Nebraska and New Hampshire have taken in dealing with America’s dependence on imported oil.
EPA Details Legal Avenues for E15 Sales – RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen writes about EPA’s guidance for retailers to appropriately sell ethanol blends.
More Psuedo-Science and the Preposterous Claims of Anti-Ethanol Activists – Geoff Cooper takes apart a report “published by the controversial and discredited Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (which) claims that biofuels expansion is increasing hunger and poverty-related health risks in developing nations.”