Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act Passes

The House has passed a bill designed to lower food and fuel costs. Provisions include year-round sales of 15 percent ethanol blends, a loan program to promote meatpacking capacity and funding to offset the cost of precision agriculture technology. This bill also calls on USDA to establish a supply chain task force and a special investigator to consider meatpacker competition. The bill now moves to the Senate.