The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

corn industry

Food, agriculture, and livelihoods

Celebrating wins, with political spins

This guest blog was written by Shawnee Hoover, policy advisor, Oxfam America. After a long, hard-fought battle, the $6 billion tax break for corn ethanol known as VEETC (or the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit), has lapsed after Congress passed on extending it. And as a result, a collective sigh of relief may be heard […]