The American Meat Institute urges Congress and the Administration to revisit our corn-based ethanol policies and to look for next generation, alternative fuels that do not pit the need to eat against the need for fuel. The U.S. should develop a portfolio approach to solving its energy needs, which includes but are not limited to biofuels, second gen­eration ethanol products, wind, solar and resources that are derived from non-food sources.

Fact Sheets

AMI Corn-Based Ethanol and Biofuels Fact Sheet

Iowa State University Biofuels Study Fact Sheet


Government Documents:

Ethanol Blend Levels

Coalition Letter to EPA in Opposition of 'E12' Without Proper Testing, September 28, 2010

Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Opposition to Ammendments Increasing Ethanol Blends, July 27, 2010

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Tax Credit/Import Tariff

AMI Joins Diverse Group of Organizations in Opposition to Expansion of Federal Support for Ethanol, November 10, 2011

AMI Applauds Senators Coburn and Feinstein for Introduction of "Ethanol Subsidy and Tariff Repeal Act, May 18, 2011

AMI Urges Budget Negotiatiors to Eliminate VEETC, May 3, 2011

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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

Senate Letter 1 to EPA Administrator Jackson Urging Waiver, August 2, 2012

Senate Letter 2 to EPA Administrator Jackson Urging Waiver, August 7, 2012

Senate Letter 3 to EPA Administrator Jackson Urging Waiver, August 8, 2012

House Letter to EPA Administrator Jackson Urging Waiver, August 1, 2012

EPA to Expand Use of E15 in Gasoline, January 21, 2011

Coalition Requests Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard, December 7, 2011

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Letter to Congress Calling for Increase in Investments in Second Generation Biofuels, January 13, 2010

Letter to Congress Calling for Increase in Investments in Second Generation Biofuels, January 13, 2010

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Ethanol Blends

Mid-level Ethanol Blends Catalyst Durability Study Screening, CRC, June 2009

Implications for US Corn Availability under a Higher Blending Rate for Ethanol: How Much Corn Will Be Needed? Advanced Economic Solutions, June 2009

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Tax Credits/Tariffs

 GAO report, �Opportunities to Reduce Potential Duplication in Government Programs, Save Tax Dollars, and Enhance Revenue

CBO Report on Using Biofuel Tax Credits to Achieve Energy and Environmental Policy Goals, July 2010

Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy, Baker Institute, January 2010

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Renewable Fuels Standard

Meals Per Gallon: Impact of Industrial Biofuels on People and Global Hunger, ActionAid, April 2010

GAO Biofuels Report: Potential Effects and Challenges of Required Increases in Production and Use, August 2009

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Alternative 2010 Corn Production Scenarios and Policy Implications, Scott Irwin and Darell Good, March 11, 2010

ISU, Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Ethanol from Iowa Corn: Life Cycle Analysis versus System-wide Accounting, Feb. 2008

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Press Releases:

Ethanol Blends

Diverse Coalition Responds to EPA Decision on E15, January 21, 2011

Diverse Coalition of Farm and Food Groups File Lawsuit to Overturn EPA's 'E15' Decision, November 9, 2010

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Tax Credit/Tariff

AMI, Diverse Coalition Commend Bipartisan House Bill Introduced  to End Ethanol Subsidy, June 23, 2011

Livestock and Poultry Groups Call for End to Ethanol Subsidies, Protective Tariff, July 16, 2010

Livestock and Poultry Coalition Calls for End to Ethanol Subsidies, Protective Tariff, April 29, 2010

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Renewable Fuel Standard

Texas Governor Perry, Food Industry Leaders Urge EPA To Suspend Ethanol Mandate, Food Producers, Environmentalists and Consumer Advocates Echo Perry�s call to Revisit U.S. Biofuel Mandates, June 24, 2008  

AMI Files Comments in Support of Renewable Fuels Standard Waiver Says Corn Ethanol Mandate Causing Substantial Losses Nationwide, June 23, 2008 

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Livestock, Poultry and Dairy Producers Tell Congress about Feed Availability Challenges; Cite Federal Ethanol Policies for Rise in Feed Prices, September 14, 2011

Meat, Livestock and Poultry Coalition Launches Web Site Calling for Balanced Food and Fuel Policy, June 11, 2007

Coalition Press Release: Study Warns U.S. Near Tipping Point in
Corn-Based Ethanol, May 17, 2007

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