Animal Ag Groups Back RFS Reform Act

Cindy ZimmermanCattle, Chicken, Feed, Government, Livestock, Poultry, Turkey

Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR) and Peter Welch (D-VT), today re-introduced legislation called the RFS Reform Act “to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to help ease concerns created by the ethanol mandate and protect consumers, livestock producers, food manufacturers, retailers, and the U.S. economy.”

Livestock and poultry producer organizations are among those supporting the bill, including the National Chicken Council (NCC). “Since the RFS was enacted, chicken producers alone have incurred almost $50 billion in cumulative additional feed costs,” said NCC President Mike Brown at a press conference introducing the bill. “The RFS is a mess, and NCC will support measures such as this to fix it.”

Others listed among the supporters are the North American Meat Institute, the Milk Producers Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the National Turkey Federation.