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Ethanol Program Still A Go

KIMT TV -- Mason City, Iowa - The Obama administration is announcing it will be supporting our nation's ethanol program.

And that's good news for local farmers.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is happy to report that the white house is supporting ethanol programs - despite the high price of supply.

With last year's drought, the price of corn put a temporary suspension on production, but now it's a new year.

And according to Rick Pleggenkuhle at the Iowa State Extension Office, that gives area farmers some new hope.

“As far as the ethanol producers it is good news for them because it gives them a goal to shoot towards for that minimum requirement that we have to produce in the United States,” said Pleggenkuhle.

42% of this year's corn crop will go toward making the fuel.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 5:59:51 AM

EtOH never was the answer.

And while we drive our cars happily, our families starve.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 8:23:49 AM

stop making ethanol from food.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:52:40 AM

Oh yes, King Obama will do anything he wants
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:51:19 AM

It's a damn shame.
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werich44
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:30:25 AM

The last thing the country needs other than obama is Ethanol.
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mrselfdestruct
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:47:30 AM

So my taxes pay for corn
That wrecks my fuel system
While I get worse mileage
And theres little discount over 100% gas.Thanks Obama.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:07:22 AM

Why???? What is this going to cost the tax payers???
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:04:47 AM

Keep ethanol out of are fuel tanks please.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:46:42 AM

no sense.
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JuicyQ69
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:43:58 AM

How about corn for eating instead?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:40:29 AM

Hmmm - cheaper, less MPH (?), uses food (granted, grown for fuel), many hungry in the US.

Why are are using it again?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:27:40 AM

Corn for drinking not for driving
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:25:54 AM

get rid of Ethanol
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:24:47 AM

I wish they would get rid of ethanol all together.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:22:36 AM

What a waste of food and effort.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:22:00 AM

It's all Obammy's corruption and greed! Stickin it to the white man! We need honest politicians like Bush and R. Money!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:21:56 AM

I believe anhydrous ethanol is far too susceptible to phase separation to be practically useful as a transportation fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:18:25 AM

Not good for newer car but Obamie could care less!!!
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The corrupt Obama administration sticking it to the consumer once again.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:17:18 AM

This is such a bad idea, such a waste of resources, such a political blunder, that I had better not comment further. Who knows how much, well look at that, "some new hope". I thought the current political regime had given up on that line and had adopted the Marxist "Moving Forward" slogan. Dang! I did it again!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:16:13 AM

That keeps a lot of farmers in business. It doesn't do much for the consumer though.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:15:32 AM

Ethanol sucks. Get rid of it!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:15:28 AM

but there are some report saying the plants for ethanol are not used
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:15:06 AM

Not a good idea, but then how many good ideas have come out of Congress in the last 50 years?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:14:36 AM

Ethanol is bad news for consumers.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:13:04 AM

Poor farmers. They never had it so good! They can plant 3 times or more in the same acreage because it can be jammed in. All the farmers around here grow it. and it is simply a lazy man's farming with low maintenance and BIG profit.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:11:16 AM

I'm all for supporting farmers, but lets be real how long will it be before the Govt. is paying farmers to grow corn for fuel and not for food. Don't even get me started on the ethanol and what it does to our engines.
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When do you start riding the Buddy scooter?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:09:42 AM

Like most here, I am not a fan of ethanol. I have seen too many times were it eats away at the various components in engines. We also then have to pay more to treat the fuel so it doesn't start to separate out in the gas tank.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:08:27 AM

ouch, keep that ethanol out of my gas tank!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:06:49 AM

And how stupid is it to utilize FARMING for FUEL? Make any sense to ANYONE? Even the FARMERS when you get right down to it?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:05:17 AM

Good news for local farmers. BAD news for everyone's power equipment.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:05:05 AM

Govt is in too deep and has others hooked
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:04:58 AM

more tax payer's money being put to waste again!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:04:23 AM

Good news for local farmers, bad news for everybody else. This is lousy.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 1:04:06 AM

Kill the ethanol and we will all be better for it.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:59:59 AM

we don't need this
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:59:59 AM

More Obama corruption. Abolish ethanol now!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:59:45 AM

why?
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:59:23 AM

I love Iowa... but this is a bunch of HOGWASH!

Time to end the CHARADE!

42% towards fuel... try lowing it to 10% people need to EAT!!!

RAE... wth! Where in the world are you getting this stuff?

Baloney Buddy!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:58:39 AM

Good for farmers. Bad for everyone else!
You saw it coming though ... Obama had to pay back his campaign zombies.
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untested and dangerous venue...
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:55:38 AM

This is a two pronged issue here.

1. The president want GM to succeed so he is insuring that they have new customers.

2. The president's wife, thinks Americans are too fat, what better way to slim them down then to raise food prices.

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:54:17 AM

What a waste
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:52:49 AM

“There's goes many [?] sweet corn this summer.”

People should understand that sweet corn is not involved in ethanol production, which relies on field corn, which is not directly a human food. People eat field corn, of course, because it is an ingredient in many items at the grocery store.

That said, ethanol in fuel is a lose-lose-lose situation. As many here have noted, it decreases MPG, increases damage to fuel-system components, and increases the cost of food. Corn farmers and ethanol producers are the only winners in this nonsense.

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:49:17 AM

Bad idea
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:45:53 AM

Bad for cars and in general any internal combustion engine.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:43:41 AM

Quit it with the corn-based ethanol!
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:42:56 AM

Good for farmers, bad for cars.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 12:42:55 AM

I am not happy about this one...
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