Inflation Since the Introduction of the Ethanol Mandate

The chart above shows the increasing Consumer Price Index — a measure of inflation in the United States. Since the beginning of this policy, we’re up 38 percent overall and 17.8 percent for food. While this increase can’t be entirely attributed to the ethanol mandate, the increase in competition for corn has a domino effect into unexpected areas: higher feed prices mean higher beef and poultry prices, higher dairy prices and less land for other crops.

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