WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. governors asked the United States government on Tuesday to waive this year's mandate for making ethanol from corn, adding pressure on it to relieve meat producers from high corn prices spurred by the worst drought in more than 50 years.

Governors Mike Beebe from Arkansas and Beverly Purdue from North Carolina sent the requests to the EPA administrator

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner, Charles Abbott; Editing by Gary Hill)