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Midwest Farmers Concerned With EPA Changes to Ethanol Standards

In November, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the mandated amount of ethanol mixture in the nation’s gasoline supply.  Current law requires refiners to use 68 billion liters of ethanol by 2014.  The proposed changes would cut that requirement to about 56 billion liters.  Farmers in the midwestern United States who produce corn used to make ethanol say the proposed changes could hurt them financially. It's a prosperous year in the cornfields of Polo,...

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