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Update from Ron Hays of RON
Monday, November 19,
Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
announced that the agency has not found evidence
to support a finding of severe "economic harm"
that would warrant granting a waiver of the
Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The decision is
based on economic analyses and modeling done in
conjunction with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Energy
"We recognize that this year's
drought has created hardship in some sectors of
the economy, particularly for livestock
producers," said Gina McCarthy,
assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air
and Radiation. "But our extensive analysis makes
clear that Congressional requirements for a waiver
have not been met and that waiving the RFS will
have little, if any, impact."
the waiver decision, EPA conducted several
economic analyses. Economic analyses of impacts in
the agricultural sector, conducted with USDA,
showed that on average waiving the mandate would
only reduce corn prices by approximately one
percent. Economic analyses of impacts in the
energy sector, conducted with DOE, showed that
waiving the mandate would not impact household
EPA found that the evidence
and information failed to support a determination
that implementation of the RFS mandate during the
2012-2013 time period would severely harm the
economy of a State, a region, or the United
States, the standard established by Congress in
the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct).
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Producers, Feedstock Growers Applaud RFS
ethanol industry groups and corn and sorghum
producers lauded the EPA for denying a waiver of
Renewable Fuel Standard. In the decision that was
handed down Friday, the EPA concluded that there
was insufficient evidence to conclude that the RFS
would cause severe "economic harm," the trigger
for such a waiver.
Energy has continually advocated that the current
conditions fall short of the threshold required to
modify the RFS and that the market is working,"
said Tom Buis, CEO of Growth
Energy. "Furthermore, granting a waiver on
the evidence presented by the obligated parties
would have sent the wrong signal the investment
community, whose participation is vital to the
reducing our dependence on foreign oil, creating
jobs in the US that cannot be outsourced,
improving our environment and saving consumers at
the pump." You can read more of his comments by
Dinneen, president and CEO of the
Renewable Fuels Association also hailed the waiver
applaud the EPA for basing its decision on
thoughtful analysis of the facts and not emotion
or panic. The RFS is working as designed."
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heads of the National Corn Growers Association
and the National Sorghum
Producers also supported the EPA
decision. Click on the organizations' names
to read more.
Organizations Disappointed at EPA's Denial of RFS
EPA's decision to deny formal requests made by the
governors of several livestock-producing states
for a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard drew
criticism and reactions of disappointment from
livestock producers' organizations. Gina
McCarthy, assistant administrator for
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, acknowledged
hardships being suffered by livestock producers,
but said the agency's analysis didn't warrant
waiving the RFS.
Alexander, president of the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association and a cattle feeder
from Pilger, Neb., disagreed with the EPA
light of the most widespread drought to face the
country in more than 50 years, the refusal to
grant this waiver is a blatant example of the
flawed policy of the RFS. The artificial
support for corn ethanol provided for by the RFS
is only making the situation worse for cattlemen
and women by driving up feed costs." You can read more from J.D. Alexander
by clicking here.
a statement released Friday, a coalition
of livestock, poultry, and dairy producers said
the RFS is broken. "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." You can read more of
their statement by clicking
a sharp denunciation of the EPA, Joe Parker, Jr.,
president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle
Ranchers Association said, "It's
truly unbelievable that a government agency would
ignore the fact that we are facing a dire corn
shortage in this country. "By continuing to
mandate that 40 percent of the very small U.S.
corn crop go directly toward ethanol production,
the government is escalating an already dire
situation by bolstering an artificial market that
will further push some ranching families out of
business." Click here for more from Joe
Use, Resistance Calls for Collaborative 'One
message emerging from the ''A One Health Approach
to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue
for a Common Purpose'' symposium, Nov. 13-15, in
Columbus, Ohio, was clear: Antibiotic use and
antimicrobial resistance are the responsibility of
all communities - human health, animal health and
environmental health - and solutions will require
collaboration of these health communities.
At the end of the three-day symposium,
which was coordinated by the National Institute
for Animal Agriculture, presenters
and participants agreed on numerous
dramatically improve human, animal and plant
health, and increase life expectancy.
resistance is not going to go away. A historical
look at antimicrobial resistance shows
antimicrobial resistance is not a new phenomenon
but existed before mankind.
topic of antimicrobial resistance can be subtle,
complex, difficult and polarizing. It is more
than science and evidence. It's about politics,
behavior, economics and conflicting opinions.
resistance is not merely a consequence of use;
it's a consequence of use and misuse-and each
community-animal health, human health or
environmental health - is responsible for
finger pointing and blame for antimicrobial
resistance need to end. The time has come to
a solution is not about compromise; it's about
reaching agreement,'' stated Dr. Lonnie
King, Dean of The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Video Helps Wheat Producers Identify, Solve
are several species of armyworms which can present
serious problems in wheat. Dr. Tom
Royer, Oklahoma State University
Extension Entomologist, has prepared a new video
presentation on armyworms and their
Of particular concern currently
are fall armyworms which attack from planting
through frost. Royer says the infestation actually
happens in the late summer and early fall.
Populations can build rapidly.
stage is from 21-28 days in length. This is when
the worms feed and damage the crop. Royer says the
larvae feed on leaves and crowns and can cause
stand loss if not managed properly. The first
evidence of damage is "window paning" on the
The good news with fall
armyworm is that a killing frost will end the
infestation. Armyworms are not capable of
overwintering in Oklahoma.
To read more on controlling armyworms
and cutworms or to view Tom Royer's video, click
Dialogues Bring Consumers, Producers
Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted the
New York Food Dialogues on Nov. 15. Farmers,
ranchers, industry experts, pundits and media
attended the in-depth conversations on today's
most provocative topics concerning food and its
production - antibiotics, biotechnology, and
media, marketing and healthy food choices.
Bob Stallman is the
president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
He is also the chairman of the board of the USFRA.
He recently talked with me about the concept of
bringing together the broadest spectrum of food
producers together under one table as possible. He
says the overarching goal is to get as much
information as possible to consumers on how our
food is grown. The project is so enormous, he
says, that it couldn't be accomplished by any one
group acting individually.
Bureau tried on our own to do this with a
three-year program, but we weren't big enough, we
didn't have the resources, and we didn't have the
scope necessary to move the needle, if you will,
on consumers' attitudes toward how we raise and
"By pooling all of our
resources and coming up with a common strategy,
common messaging, understanding what the research
tells us to do. We're much more able to impact
that needle in terms of moving it in our favor
with consumers' greater trust in U.S.
You can read more on our home page or
listen to the full interview with Bob
on Feed Numbers Fall 5% as Fewer and Fewer Cattle
Can be Found to be Fed
and calves on feed for slaughter market in the
United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000
or more head totaled 11.254 million head on Nov.
1, 2012. The inventory was 5% below Nov. 1, 2011
and 17,000 below the average trade guess in
advance of the report.
in feedlots during October totaled 2.180 million,
13% below 2011 and just 1,000 cattle more than the
average trade guess in advance of the report. This
is the lowest cattle placements for the month of
October since the series began in 1996. Net
placements were 2.10 million head.
October, placements of cattle and calves weighing
less than 600 pounds were 680,000, 600 to 699
pounds were 505,000, 700 to 799 pounds were
435,000 and 800 pounds and greater were
own Keith Merkyx talked with
Tom Leffler on Friday afternoon
about the numbers- and you can here his comments on the
numbers by clicking here.
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