Ethanol fuels planting debate
By Nicole Paseka
Sioux City Journal
Siouxland corn producers foresee a strange phenomenon this year — netting profits on their crops.
With the glimmering promise of new ethanol plants and higher commodity prices, farmers have a chance to cash in on their golden grain after decades of thin profit margins.
ut with increasing production costs this spring and uncertainty about the future of ethanol, corn producers are not celebrating.
They are faced with a looming question this spring — Should I plant more corn?