Ethanol supporters are urging lawmakers to include several incentives for the biofuel in the next farm bill, even as the Senate and House agriculture committees propose to cut farm-bill spending by $23 billion over 10 years. "It's not a pretty picture for anybody in the farm bill, including us," said Lloyd Ritter, who is co-director of the Agriculture Energy Coalition. "The politics around loan guarantees have obviously become trickier in the last couple of months," added Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Ethanol Council.

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