A California Assembly bill, AB 523, has been introduced that would end state ethanol subsidies; organizations such as the California Poultry Federation and Western United Dairymen have given their support.
A bill that would end California subsidies for the production of corn-based ethanol has gained support from twenty-two U.S. agricultural and business organizations, including the California Poultry Federation and Western United Dairymen.
In a statement to the California Assembly, the agricultural groups asked legislators to consider the following:
As of April 26, the Assembly bill, AB 523, was re-referred to the Assembly Committee on Transportation.
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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has filed comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the removal of trans fats from America’s food system. Although AFIA has no opinion on FDA’s proposal to phase out partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) category for human consumption, the organization expressed concern that FDA does not clearly define that the phaseout process only applies to human food for consumption and not animal food.
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