National Turkey Federation Applauds Senate RFS Reform Act

February 26, 2015
Washington, D.C.

“The National Turkey Federation applauds the bi‐partisan, bi‐cameral strategy of Senators Pat Toomey (R‐PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D‐CA) to introduce RFS reform similar to the House measure of Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R‐VA), Jim Costa (D‐CA), Peter Welch (D‐VT) and Steve Womack (RAR). With both House and Senate focused on reform, Congress can succeed in removing the sluggish ethanol mandate clogging America’s food and fuel system,” said National Turkey Federation President Joel Brandenberger.

“The government‐mandated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is unequivocally broken. The most recent example is the EPA failure to follow‐through on its plan to stop increasing the amount of feed corn siphoned off into fuel. ‘The RFS Reform Act’ takes decisive action to remove the corn ethanol mandate and its negative consequences to food production and consumers everywhere,” concluded Brandenberger.

NTF and a diverse coalition of economic, energy, agriculture, environmental and anti‐hunger groups have cited the economic hardship and supply volatility brought about by the RFS mandate. Uncertainty in the marketplace from the RFS corn ethanol mandate, since the beginning, has caused volatility in the supply of corn available as the crucial ingredient in turkey and other livestock feed.

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The National Turkey Federation is the national advocate raising awareness for its members' products, while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high‐quality, and nutritious food to consumers worldwide. NTF represents growers, processors, hatchers, breeders, distributors, allied services and state associations. NTF is found at EatTurkey.org, on Twitter @TurkeyGal and on Facebook as Turkey. The Perfect Protein®