As you will see in the link, the USDA is more than a little schizophrenic about meat these days. First, meatless Mondays, then order it by the tons to support “drought stricken” agriculture.
Now for a couple of fine points. Apparently, Heritage does not even bother to read their own links very well. The USDA order was for pork, chicken, and catfish. No beef was included.
Second, the request to suspend the ethanol requirement emanated not only from Congress. Even the darned UN asked for the same thing. In both cases, the administration blew them off. Two reasons. 1) Obama is an extreme ideologue, committed to environmental extremism. 2) He can’t go against his crony capitalist contributors.