NPPC urges end to ethanol subsidies
At the National Pork Producers Council's annual business meeting March 3 in
Anaheim, California, producer delegates approved several resolutions related to
Urging broad support for a federal market-based bio-fuels policy, producer
delegates voted to:
Â· Support allowing the 51-cent per gallon ethanol
blender's tax credit and the 54-cent tariff on imported ethanol to expire. The
blender's credit is set to expire Dec. 31, 2010; the import tariff Dec. 31,
Â· Support - should the blender's credit be extended - development of a
countercyclical blender's credit system based on the price of oil.
the increased use of bio-diesel as a renewable fuel source.
Â· Will seek and
support incentives for capturing and digesting methane from swine farms as an
alternative energy source.
Â· Urge the federal government to appropriate
funds for research on the use of bio-fuels co-products for swine feed rations
and for research on swine utilization of distillers dried grains with solubles
(DDGS) and their impact on meat quality and animal health.
Â· Support the
findings of a Center for Agricultural and Rural Development study on the impact
of corn-based ethanol production on the livestock industry and asks that they be
considered during formulation of the 2007 Farm Bill.
Â· Support the
incremental early release - without penalty - by USDA of Conservation Reserve
Program acres back into crop production.
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