Sufficient corn for pig producers
US pig producers do not need to worry that
ethanol production will cause a corn shortage for pig feeds, National Corn
Growers Association (NCGA) president Gerald Tumbleson
Both lawmakers and leaders of livestock groups had expressed their concern
at a House Agricultural Committee farm bill hearing this week.
Joy Philippi, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC
) president, said
the ethanol industry's demand for corn was creating increasing anxiety within
the US livestock industry. "The rapidly growing demand for corn for ethanol
production gives producers like me the jitters," she said.
president Tumbleson, however, said Brownfield increased yields alone will most likely
make sure that there is sufficient corn in the future. "We're pretty well
convinced that we're going to increase yields," he said.
Altogether, NPPC addressed five issues critical to the pork industry: in
addition to ethanol, Philippi talked about risk management, conservation and the
environment, animal welfare and market structure and
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