Limit eased on summer ethanol sales

May 31, 2019
Farmers love it. Environmentalists and gasoline refiners? Not so much.
A field of corn sits next to an ethanol plant in Palestine, Illinois.
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In a U.S.-China trade dispute, Iowa farmers may be the bargaining chips

Apr 5, 2018
With the announced Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports, things are looking pretty tough if you’re a farmer, and more so if you’re a farmer in Iowa. Five of the state’s central agriculture products — soybeans, corn, ethanol, beef and pork…

Ted Cruz wins Iowa despite corn ethanol opposition

Feb 2, 2016
It's a boon to the Iowa economy, but there's growing opposition to the bio fuel.
People cheers as Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is declared the winner at the caucus night gathering at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Good weather drives corn prices to record low

Jul 11, 2014
Surpluses put corn prices at a four-year low. Can farmers sell it all?

U.N.: Ease ethanol production to aid global food problem

Aug 10, 2012
The U.S. drought is fueling a corn shortage that's driving up prices around the globe. And yet, federal support for corn ethanol -- a fuel additive -- means some 40 percent of U.S. corn will be turned into ethanol this…

Ethanol subsidy set to expire

Dec 29, 2011
The decades-old tax credit goes away this weekend, without anyone really noticing.

Farmers make hay while the sun shines

Dec 12, 2011
According to the Department of Agriculture, U.S. farmers will see record profits of $100 billion this year.

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MID-DAY UPDATE: A power surge for ethanol

Oct 13, 2010
Today, Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce an increase in the amount of ethanol allowed in gasoline. Will tell you why that...

A requiem for ethanol?

Nov 22, 2008
Representatives attending the recent American Banker's Association's Agricultural Bankers Conference predict over 40 ethanol companies will fail by...

Candidate platforms and lost sustainable economic development

Jan 1, 2008
Like Janne said, cellulosic ethanol is on the lips of every candidate, particularly after we collectively wiped the corn smudge off our faces when...