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Ethanol Scandal

The introduction of a mandate that 10 percent of each gallon of gasoline be replaced by ethanol was responsible for quite a bit of the massive surge in gas prices this summer.  What many people don’t know is quite how much of US corn production is now geared to this boondoggle and how much land will be swallowed up if Congress mandate more ethanol use.  Dennis Avery has a great new paper on the subject.


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