Ethanol Industry Needs To Be Weaned Off Corn, Harkin Says

Ethanol Industry Needs To Be Weaned Off Corn, Harkin Says

Cattlenetwork.com

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said Tuesday that the nation’s nascent ethanol industry shouldn’t rely solely on corn, and indicated that Congress will seek to identify alternative raw materials for the product as it writes the 2007 farm bill.

Harkin said Congress might take money from traditional agriculture commodities and divert it to support crops that aren’t of commercial value but could function as sources of renewable fuel.

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