Here is an e-mail I just sent to Louisiana Senators Vitter and Landrieu and my US Congressman from my district:
Senators Vitter and Landrieu
I am sure you all are keenly aware of one of the worst droughts in the corn belt States in many, many years. The USDA is now predicting that as high as 40% of the corn crop may be destroyed, and they acknowledged that it could go higher. And, as a result, corn prices have increased from a little less than $6/bushel to over $8/bushel in the past month. Food prices are already on starting to show sharp price increases. SO, Congressmen, will it be FOOD or FUEL?
Do you not believe that it is time to 'slow down the EPA's ethanol mandate'? It is predicted that over 45% of corn grown in the US this year is destined for ethanol. With this corn shortage, I URGE YOU to get involved and pressure the EPA to cut back the ethanol mandate! Refineries can make gasoline without ethanol, but we CANNOT HAVE MANY, MANY food products without corn!
PLEASE act on this soonest!
I encourage all readers to flood our US Senators and Congressmen to reduce the EPA's ethanol mandate, before corn based food products become 'unaffordable'. If you don't know how to contact your US Senator and Congressman, here's how:
If you'd like to 'copy and paste' my e-mail and add your own name, do it!
Louisiana US Senator Vitter: http://vitter.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
Louisiana US Senator Landrieu: http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/about/contact.cfm
Contacting your State’s US Senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Contacting your State’s US Congressman: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/