U.S. Dept. of Agriculture goes to bat for farmers over ethanol
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will go to bat today (Thursday) for corn farmers in Wisconsin and elsewhere who've taken a public relations beating over ethanol.
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer and other top agency officials will hold a news conference to make the case for corn-based fuel.
Twenty-six Republican senators want to cut this year's ethanol production mandate in half, and scrap higher standards for 2022.