A new report by the George Morris Centre (GMC) shows Canadian ethanol production mandates are responsible for increasing costs to the Canadian livestock sector by $130 million per year.

While there has been some opposition to the report’s findings, it is important that policy makers are aware of all the effects of ethanol policy and subsidies.

Released January 31, Impact of Canadian Ethanol Policy on Canada’s Livestock and Meat Industry – 2012 examines the effects of Canadian ethanol policy on the livestock and meat industry. The research shows the negative effects that government imposed ethanol production mandates have had on the profitability and production of Canada’s livestock and meat industries.