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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    the corn-dependent midsection of the country.

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    DeVern
    It's the same issue as talking about coal in WV, Kentucky, WY or SW PA. If you eliminate the ethanol requirement, about 50% of the US corn market disappears. That's a big hit to the plains states.

    Here in the East, we're struggling with the death of the dairy industry. With regionalization (cross-state sales) and fewer independent grocers (only large chains), producer milk and butter fat prices are too low to sustain mid-size and smaller dairies. Do local communities try to keep these farms in business, plan for development of the acreage or specify expanded "green space" requirements to enhance existing neighborhoods. Lots of hopes and dreams trying to balance the stark economic reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    If you eliminate the ethanol requirement, about 50% of the US corn market disappears.
    Grow hemp. Save trees. Make plastic. Make building materials. Make paper.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Grow hemp. Save trees. Make plastic. Make building materials. Make paper.
    Mr. Glaves,

    You know we're in agreement on the global topic. Trying to get all involved to understand that we don't need all these farms is the real issue. The current amount and type of agricultural production is basically a Soviet-era 5-yr plan masquerading as Protection of American Individualism.

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