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Ethanol helps spur corn's northward move in Minn.

Crookston Times -- Corn is marching northward in Minnesota, spurred in part by higher prices from the ethanol boom and by new varieties that mature before the frost sets in.
That means new opportunities for producers like Gary Purath, a fourth-generation farmer who grows corn, soybeans and wheat and raises Angus cattle near Red Lake Falls in northwestern Minnesota.

But it also means land set aside for years in the federal Conservation Reserve Program sometimes gets plowed in favor of corn. That disturbs Dan Svedarsky, director of the Center for Sustainability at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, who has followed land use trends there for over 44 years. He said he has seen a "massive transfer" of erodible land in the region from conservation into corn and soybeans in just the past two years.


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more good agriculture soil falling prey to big corp 'farming.'
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crap
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:26:30 AM

More and more people becoming dependent on ethanol production for their livelihoods. Getting as bad as tobacco
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EthaKrap..!
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Ok
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ethanol is not good for vehicles so why make it.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:17:29 AM

old news ethanol is no good
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whats next planting in the artic ?
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:17:18 AM

ban ethanol
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:16:29 AM

I'm happy for the farmers but what about all those blown engines? Who pays in the end?
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:15:30 AM

Not good for cars, give it to the cattle and other lovely critters.
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Ridiculous!!!
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Okay
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Ethanol is not good for cars ...
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YeahBut - - the greenies like corn.
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O.K.
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Corn will get cold if it moves north.
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End the ethanol mandate.
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Ethanol can be produced other ways. They need to stop using corn!
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Ethanol is why your food bill is so high. Milk and eggs and bacon ( and a whole lot of other prices ) prices are directly affected by corn prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:10:48 AM

So is ethanol fuel good or bad? Does anyone know???

[Edited by: gch42 at 11/14/2013 12:10:36 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:10:26 AM

Ditto to SteelPenny. Time to cut the cord with ethanol.
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Too bad we don't have enough corn for feed.
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BOOOO! KILL ETHANOL!
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NO more ethanol in gasoline.
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We will soon have Corn everywhere.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:08:56 AM

Corn is for eating and not for gas...
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The government is wasting all the corn it can get it's hands on.
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Need to stop using ethanol in gas.
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Alcoholics
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Try to eat a bowl of ethanol pops.

[Edited by: unicornpmb at 11/14/2013 12:07:46 AM EST]
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dont like ethanol in gas, period.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 12:06:55 AM

Bad idea!
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old news
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Stop the subsidies.
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TRY TO UNDERSTAND
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Truly disgusting. Big Corn is 100 times worse than "Big Oil".....
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More corn, what about other crops?
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 11:59:08 PM

There's no demand for ethanol, only EPA mandates that have no basis in reality or economic sense.
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Government control...
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save corn for food
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Ethanol sucks!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 11:46:38 PM

ELIMINATE the ethanol mandate. There is not enough farmable land in this country, or on this planet, to provide for both the pantries and the fuel tanks of the population.
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Demand drives it.
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If it's true that all corn, at least commercially grown, is genetically modified with insecticide in it, that may be what's killing the bees. Recently there was a Time magazine about the result of that.
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Why is it a boom? Corn for food not fuel!
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