Ethanol, China Flash Points for Trump, Biden Campaigns
Representatives sparred during Farm Foundation forum last week
President Trump “sold out ethanol to Big Oil” by handing out dozens of exemptions from the ethanol mandate, said Iowa farmer Pam Johnson, speaking for the Biden campaign at a Farm Foundation forum forum on Tuesday.
“We haven’t abandoned the RFS and we aren’t going to — ever,” retorted Trump representative Sam Clovis.
According to a report at Successful Farming, Johnson and Clovis also sparred over farm trade with China but were united in opposing the introduction of supply management or land set-asides as mechanisms to boost commodity prices after years of bumper crops.
The USDA estimates crop and livestock revenue this year will be the lowest in a decade while record-large federal payments provide 36% of net farm income.
Read the full report here.