The WSJ article claimed that the ethanol industry is losing clout in Congress as food prices have risen this year.
Maralee Johnson said IBA supports expanding the ethanol industry in Illinois as a means to grow the state's livestock industry.
Johnson says she has spoken with associates this year over their fears of short corn supplies.
"Just give us a minute, and we'll produce you a lot of corn," she said.
Last June, the U.S. Senate approved a bill increasing the renewable fuel standard to 36 billion gallons by 2022, with 15 billion gallons coming from corn-based ethanol.
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