Congress cuts ethanol incentive, buoying hopes for lower food inflation

WASHINGTON Foodservice industry officials are hopeful that Congress' passage this week of the $307 billion farm bill will help ease the soaring food inflation that has battered restaurant businesses.

Approved by an apparent veto-proof margin, the five-year measure would cut the per-gallon tax credit for blenders of corn-based ethanol from 51 cents to 45 cents, and raise the tax incentive for development of nonfood-based ethanol.

In addition, the bill

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