The Farmer’s Nightmare?

The Farmer’s Nightmare?
New York Times
Only a few years ago, ethanol was just a line in a farm-state politician’s stump speech – something that went down well with the locals but didn’t mean much to anyone else. Now, of course, ethanol is widely touted – and, within reason, rightly so – as an important part of America’s search for energy independence and greener fuels. One day, we may be using cellulosic ethanol, the kind derived from grasses. For now, the ethanol boom is all about corn. And the real question is whether that will finally kill American farming as we know it.

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