Farmers and other investors attending the American Coalition for Ethanol meeting this week had a lot to celebrate, but one major investor in the industry on Wednesday warned against too much complacency.
The growing demand for ethanol may put the "corn" back in Corn Belt. Although corn and soybean acres are evenly split in those Midwestern states, farmers are expected to grow more corn and fewer soybeans in the future, according to a University of Missouri
Ethanol is a popular topic of conversation these days -- from the co-op and coffee shop to the discussion groups here at Agriculture Online. Farmers find themselves on both sides of the issue, and with questions about ethanol's future.
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed the Missouri Renewable Fuels Standard into law Wednesday, boosting the availability and use of biofuels and requiring all gasoline sold in the state to contain 10% ethanol by 2008.
The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) is sponsoring a national "pump tour" this summer, offering discounts on E-10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) at gas stations around the country. Farm Business Editor Dan Looker was in Kansas City yesterday f