Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has required that more renewable fuel be blended into transportation fuels. The increased use of homegrown biofuels has significantly benefited consumers across the country. A recent study done at Michigan State University shows the major benefits that Michigan consumers have received because of the RFS and it can be estimated that if the RFS were eliminated, Michigan would lose:
• $260.5 million in economic activity from lower corn prices
• $172.8 million in economic activity from reduced ethanol
• 288 jobs in the ethanol industry and general economy
View the full study here. Please sign our online petition to show Congress that you believe in the value of the RFS, or submit comments to the EPA asking them to keep the RFS intact.
The Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee and the Michigan Wheat Program are partnering to present the first annual Great Lakes Crop Summit on January 22 and 23, 2014 at FireKeepers Casino & Hotel in Battle Creek. Plan on attending this inaugural event to learn more about research funded by check-off programs, hear about the future of agriculture from experts and connect with quality producers from around the state. For more information, visit www.greatlakescropsummit.com.
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