Ethanol mandates must be enforced to keep industry afloat



September 5, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Even with a warm sun bearing down, area corn farmers are feeling a chill from a summer downturn in prices.

The drop is largely due to a decrease in demand by oil and gas refineries that have been given a reprieve from adding ethanol, of which corn is a major ingredient, to their products.

President Trump’s most recent round of exemptions came Aug. 9 for an additional 31 refineries. 

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