The American Bakers Association (ABA), Washington, issued a statement on July 23, from president and CEO Robb MacKie on “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195):

“The corn-based ethanol program and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue taking their toll on the baking industry and consumers. Corn-based ethanol has accelerated the decrease of wheat acreage in the U.S. over the past 30 years and tightened food supplies around the world.”

“Bakers thank Senators John Barrasso [R-Wyo.], Mark Pryor [D-Ark.] and Pat Toomey [R-Pa.] for their leadership in introducing ‘The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act’ (S. 1195). This legislation is a step in the right direction. The American Bakers Association looks forward to working with members of Congress to facilitate change.”