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Depressed U.S. corn prices suggest that ethanol production is not causing a shortage of the grain

Corn-based ethanol production continues to rise; U.S. farmers planted 87 million acres of corn this year—two million more than the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had initially estimated in March.  This news has driven down corn market prices, leaving farmers skeptical about the theory that ethanol production has caused a corn shortage and in turn inflated food prices in the U.S...

July 16, 2009 — Mandy Kendrick
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