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Corn used for fuel may cause shortage during a drought

Agriculture.com Staff 06/07/2006 @ 7:17am

Dow Jones--Growing interest in biofuels as an alternative to crude oil is well known and receiving plenty of government and private support, but some say problems could arise by relying too much on a staple such as corn for U.S. energy needs, especially if a drought were to occur and supplies cut short.

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Dow Jones--Growing interest in biofuels as an alternative to crude oil is well known and receiving plenty of government and private support, but some say problems could arise by relying too much on a staple such as corn for U.S. energy needs, especially if a drought were to occur and supplies cut short.

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