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60% of Farmers Oppose Ethanol Waiver

September 10, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor

According to a recent Farm Journal Pulse, more than half of those who responded do not support a waiver of the ethanol mandate.


The food-versus-fuel debate has resurfaced again, in amongst one of the worst droughts seen in the U.S. With a much smaller corn harvest projected for the country this year, many groups are calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive its Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) mandate.


Farm Journal PulseThis week’s Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers, asked: Do you support a waiver of the ethanol mandate due to 2012 drought concerns?

Here are the results:
RFS Pulse



More than half, 60%, do not believe the ethanol mandate should be waived, due to drought conditions.

See the results on an interactive map:

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