Despite the drought and consequent decline in corn production, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack does not want any changes to be made to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
This indicates that Vilsack hopes ethanol production will remain the same during the drought.
Livestock producers in particular are frustrated with the current high feed prices, and are pleading for a reduction in ethanol production.
Read about the livestock producers’ situation here.
Read Vilsack’s comments here.