Getting rid of any farm subsidy is a difficult proposition, says Dennis Avery, who directs the Center for Global Food Issues for the Hudson Institute. But he says the ethanol subsidy may not be as durable as past ag subsidies as the truth about global warming becomes more widely known.
Avery, formerly the senior agricultural analyst in the U.S. State Department, has long been an outspoken advocate for the use of intensive agriculture to save land for wildlife. He is co-author of the 2006 best-seller "Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years" and his 1995 book, "Saving the Planet With Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming" continues to be a popular overview of realistic agriculture.
To read more, see Are Ethanol Subsidies On the Way Out featured in the January 14 issue of Cow-Calf Weekly.