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Midwestern drought, election year politics add to pressure on ethanol – CSMonitor.com August 15, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Food Culture, Politics.
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Despite the drought, the worst in 50 years, the agriculture industry isn’t suffering too badly.

The Renewable Fuels Association says that U.S. farmers are still on track to produce the eighth-largest corn crop on record this year, while rising prices mean that there’s more money to be made from corn right now.

And demand for corn ethanol from fuel companies means any U.S. political candidate is unlikely to waive the EPA’s ethanol fuel mandates, and risk losing the support of America’s farmers.

via Midwestern drought, election year politics add to pressure on ethanol – CSMonitor.com.

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