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gamechanger2011

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:03:36 AM

"WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 16, 2012 — EPA administrator Lisa Jackson denied petitions from seven governors today to waive the biofuel blending requirements established by the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The petitions asked Jackson to suspend all or part of the 13.8-billion-gallon biofuel blending target for 2013."

EPA Denies RFS Waiver Petition
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huskers8780
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 3:07:29 PM

Corn will continue to be high until 2 things happen. The amount of land that is being prepared to plant corn is planted and we have good rain falls to make the corn grow. This year more land was set aside for just corn because the price is up. Then we have a biggest drought in years and lots of corn didnt make it. It will drop again but it might be a few years to recover from the drought.
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 2:14:23 PM

A bigger problem around here is that a lot of the ethanol plants have shut down due to rising corn cost, this results in a lack of hi protein distillers grain feeders can get. 1/3 to 1/2 of the bushels an ethanol plant takes in to produce ethanol are returned to the market as distillers grain for livestock feeding. The livestock feeders like distillers grain as it is high in protein. The bigger problem is the speculators in the grain market raising corn prices.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:09:54 AM

"It's all a big conspiracy, AngryCubera!"

I'm glad you finally are able to admit this SS...
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 10:07:57 AM

It's all a big conspiracy, AngryCubera! Don't get too paranoid, not everyone is out to get you.
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AngryCubera
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 9:21:52 PM

I think I am going to bring this topic back up top to demonstrate to any new readers how truly sick and greedy the ethanol/corn investors that pollute our environment and this forum are.

Just Look at the jubilee that is put into the title of this post. The author is quite ecstatic over the death of American liberty and the federal government increasing its authority to deny the American public its right to choose.

Please, read the article and understand these investors hate that you still have a little bit of choice left. The ethanol/corn lobby is becoming ever increasingly more powerful and they will stop at NOTHING to force you to buy their product.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 11:28:57 AM

Here's the "Great News" That Gamechanger is cheering about:

“We are extremely frustrated and discouraged that EPA chose to ignore the clear economic argument from tens of thousands of family farmers and livestock and poultry producers that the food-to-fuel policy is causing and will cause severe harm to regions in which those farmers and producers operate,”

In fact, dozens of poultry, pork, beef and dairy operations have filed for bankruptcy, been sold or simply gone out of business over the past several months because of rising feed grain prices.

“How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for the end users of corn?”

“It is now abundantly clear that this law is broken, and we will explore remedies to fix it.”

“Unfortunately, EPA chose to ignore all of them by issuing a decision that is going to cost more American jobs, put family farmers and ranchers out of business, create an animal feed crisis and cause food costs to soar in the coming months,”



[Edited by: Shockjock1961 at 11/22/2012 11:32:41 AM EST]
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2012 7:56:48 AM

"How is this great news?
The price of milk will continue to rise:( "

Can you name a single commodity product that did not increase in price? One that comes close is corn. Thirty five years ago corn spiked to $3.50. Within the past year it has spiked to $8. Had corn market prices kept up with inflation, the price per bushel would be about $16. It would surprise me if the price pulls back to between $5 or $6. In the scheme of things a better bargain than almost half a century ago.
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installer
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:58:40 AM

I guess the loss of fuel economy and subsequent hydrocarbon emissions increases justify the price increase of food and other consumables. Reverse polish logic? RPL is a math term.
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:47:37 AM

You got to love how liberals, like gamechanger, are so excited that the government forces people to use a product...
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edgrivera
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:38:52 AM

ho hum
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:41:13 PM

Banjoe...thanks. I just try to post the news when it I hear it! Will continue to do so! ;)
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TJW68
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 7:47:38 AM

How is this great news?
The price of milk will continue to rise:(
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 6:53:04 AM

gamechanger2011 - I notice that you insist on remaining a messenger even though you keep getting shot. Keep up the great work on trying to educate us.....or brainwash us as some might suggest.

Either way, keep feeding our brains.
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 2:59:30 PM

Tropicalm. If I post an article from an ethanol biased source then I get blasted for that. My original source was an ethanol source. The decision released yesterday is that the RFS remains intact!

From the ethanol side! I have learned to ignore the rhetoric. I just saved Reb4 from posting an article that they would have ultimately come up with.

Industry pleased with RFS waiver request denial

[Edited by: gamechanger2011 at 11/17/2012 3:05:20 PM EST]
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tropicalmn
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 11:49:54 AM

gamechanger2011,might I suggest you reread the article you linked to.Basically slanted anti ethanol misinformation & rhetoric.(corn ethanol is not to blame for 200,000 annual deaths globally!)

The most important fact from the denial of the RFS waiver was EPA rejected the petitions argument, saying waiving the mandate would only reduce corn prices by approximately 1%,.
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