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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa


On Wednesday I noted that the US Senate voted to kill the Coburn amendment, which would have eliminated the 45 cent blenders credit. Then yesterday, the senate voted 73-27 on an amendment that would kill the subsidy but only if it is attached to ‘green engine’ bill that has no chance of passing . Fifteen minutes later, the Senate voted down a bill that would have ended federal aid for ethanol blender pumps and storage facilities.

It seems like congress really doesn’t want to endanger the benefits they recieve from a strong corn growers lobby and livestock producers will pay the price.



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