In an urgent letter to House and Senate leadership Friday, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other agriculture groups advised Congress to support an expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

The letter acknowledges Congress’ commitment to reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign energy sources and creating a domestic, renewable energy source. Additionally, the farm groups noted, grain-based and cellulosic ethanol are needed to significantly decrease the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

Corn growers have responded to the call for more corn by planting more than 93 million acres of corn this year, up 15 million acres from 2006.

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