Smaller crop, same ethanol production?

John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers Cattle Network | Updated: July 20, 2012

Editor’s Summary:
At the heart of the problem is that as this year’s corn crop shrinks daily, the mandate for ethanol production doesn’t. “The federal government’s subsidization of the ethanol industry has quite frankly created a domino effect that is hurting consumers,” (Congressman) Goodlatte says. “With the increased use of food and feed stocks diverted for ethanol, the higher cost for these crops is passed on to livestock and food producers. In turn, consumers see that increased price reflected on the price of food on the grocery store shelves.”
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ETHANOL MANDATES AND ECONOMICS IN THE US Russell Walker P.E. Feb 8, 2012

Corn-to-Ethanol: US Agribusiness Magic Path To A World Food Monopoly, Charles E. CarlsonSeptember 27, 2007