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Drought Withers U.S. Corn Crop, Heats Debate on Ethanol

National Geographic Daily News -- Ethanol has been good to Galva, Iowa. This kernel of a community has grown almost 20 percent since the 2000 census, to 434 people—a growth spurt that locals attribute to a new golden age for corn and their very own ethanol plant, which opened in 2002.

The Galva plant has been a windfall to the area, thanks in part to the Renewable Fuel Standard that was adopted by the U.S. Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007. The standard mandates that oil refiners blend 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol into gasoline this year. After years of decline, Galva is seeing a building boom, with new houses and roads. The neighboring town of Holstein recently built a new performing arts center. The ethanol plant was one of the first businesses to contribute, with a $25,000 donation. Plenty of farmers


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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 9:47:02 PM

Not quite sure what relevance teas' post has with this article but included in the comments to teas' story an interesting article was pointed out.
Adjusted temperature data.

[Edited by: drpepperTX at 9/12/2012 11:48:36 PM EST]
tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 4:13:00 AM

Galva grows with corn but NO fuel from food. Straight gasoline, No Ethanol needed or wanted.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, has a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
teafortwo
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Some additional information that members may find of interest:

In U.S., 2012 so far is hottest year on record

The first eight months of 2012 have been the warmest of any year on record in the contiguous United States, and this has been the third-hottest summer since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Climate Data Center said on Monday.

Each of the last 15 months has seen above-average temperatures, something that has never happened before in the 117 years of the U.S. record, said Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the data center.

Winter, spring and summer 2012 have all been among the top-five hottest for their respective seasons, Crouch said by telephone, and that too is unique in the U.S. record. There has never been a warmer September-through-August period than in 2011-2012, he said.

"We're now, in terms of statistics, in unprecedented territory for how long this warm spell has continued in the contiguous U.S.," Crouch said.

MN1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 11:58:51 PM

Ban food based ethanol.
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:21:14 PM

The debate should be that it cannot all be CORN based and there has to be other products in use to make the ethanol.
52MPG
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 10:15:59 PM

It is past time to kill the ethanol mandate.
bston
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:33:46 PM

Ethanol reduces the life expectancy of vehicles.
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 9:03:04 PM



No debate, Get rid of Obama and you will get rid of ethanol.

Ethanol freedom in November.
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:29:03 PM

no more ethanol in our fuel
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 8:28:10 PM


Thanks for the cut off PD. I've got the hint that you can do as you please in your little fiefdom.

How do you instantly boost the vote on selected articles here???
dylan126
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:58:24 PM

Ban Ethanol
hank1326
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:38:39 PM

More common sense, less politics. Time to cut the cord with ethanol!
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:35:22 PM

Highway robbery
merlinMalo
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:29:33 PM

ok
hammer219115
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:18:46 PM

Must make more money...
AuntieM2
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:17:12 PM

OK
YodaON
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:16:36 PM

ok
njerald
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:14:46 PM

driving the price up.............
swrestler
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:14:03 PM

I'd Rather Eat My Corn Than Burn It...
dacofa
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:13:55 PM

Garbage from the Dems and their agenda to control the US people.
DriverofRed
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:12:50 PM

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darkknight1
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:12:22 PM

Just say no to deathanol.
geepy
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:12:16 PM

let's use algea
GojoJoJo
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:11:50 PM

The ethanol subsidy needs to go away. This is all due to lobbyists. Congress needs to do what is right for the masses and not for whomever contributes the most $$$
k2kipp
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:10:33 PM

FEED THE PEOPLE IDIOTS!
TekWare
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:10:18 PM

We should not be using food (even cattle food) for fuel in the first place.
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:09:48 PM

I agree with DABEE1073
amearly
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:09:43 PM

Keep burning up our food source so not only do we get screwed at the pumps but also at the dinner table.
shea33
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:09:15 PM

got it
DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:03:54 PM

ETHANOL SHOULD BE BANNED COMPLETELY FOREVER.
Fitwit
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:01:51 PM

Haven't eatten that much corn lately. The price has been high except for 3 days in one grocery store. Didn't get there.
frostyWV
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:01:35 PM

ethanol is like drugs..... just say NO!!!!!!!!
geoutpb
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 7:00:58 PM

Time to double down on ethanol.
chuckhermann
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:57:54 PM

Sounds like its time to give ethanol a break.
Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:56:54 PM

Corn is food not fuel, unless there is an abundance of it.
A_NY_Outlaw
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:56:17 PM

Maybe if we would quit getting ethanol rammed down our throats by the Socialist regime of Obama and his loyal groupies.

Maybe he should focus more on the economy and creating jobs like offshore drilling, or better yet Keystone!

November can't get here fast enough.
uptherefiners
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:54:51 PM

shouldn't even be a question
WilW
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:52:45 PM

Hard to find anybody supporting ethanol for fuel any longer.
Good!
TDIdave
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:51:12 PM

Sh*t, they're still debating this? What is there to debate?
mlmeng
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:50:14 PM

Use corn to fuel the body - not the auto.
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:49:23 PM

Gee now the problems come to the surface..............
iamforiu
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:47:13 PM

Let's not use food for fuel
kassie1203
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:46:00 PM

ok
jetlagAK
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:44:43 PM

No more hype and chains!
5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:44:18 PM

Food crops should never be used for fuel.
gsofrs
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:44:16 PM

Use something else.
ok603
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:42:49 PM

Who cares
comprof
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:42:24 PM

And this has been provided by raising the price of 3/4 of food products by 8-12%. And who is hurt most my this? The nations poor.
nztyraider
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:42:24 PM

No more Ethanol.
PKdriver
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:41:45 PM

ok
200porter
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:40:49 PM

Food before fuel.
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