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Drought idles US ethanol plants; North Dakota proves an exception

The Forum Of Fargo-Moorhead -- Persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol around the United States, and corn has become so scarce almost two dozen ethanol plants have halted production. The picture is different in North Dakota, however. Corn supplies are plentiful, and the state’s four ethanol plants are doing well, said Deana Wiese, executive director of the North Dakota Ethanol Council.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:00:32 AM

with such finnicky crop, let's hope the airheads inside the Beltway see it fit to cancel the EtOH mandate.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 5:58:06 AM

hopefully it will end the EtOH mandate, rather than increasing it to the E15 that's harmful all around.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:59:35 AM

EtOH has never been the answer. Let's shut the plants down, once and for all.
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:35:08 AM

Fantastic. Here's hoping that it lays waste to all of the Ethanol Plants and as for the supposed representatives of the people who support Ethanol I hope that it lays waste to their careers as well as the careers of the lobbyist who support them.
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bell05
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:32:47 PM

Ethanol just needs to go away.
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Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 4:22:23 PM

I am saying it one more time, CORN are foods, NOT fuels...
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:57:20 PM

interesting
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me2too4c
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:51:42 PM

get rid of ethanol, it robs miles per galloon from our vehicles!

[Edited by: me2too4c at 2/19/2013 3:52:05 PM EST]
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CheckitoutGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:25:28 PM

Maybe corn syrup is finally going to be more expensive than cane sugar?
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Lologogo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:19:29 PM

ND has been a land of it's own for a long time
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 12:19:19 PM

Not a supporter of ethanol.
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homespesial
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:58:00 AM

interesting
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Don20
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:43:53 AM

Persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol around the United States, and corn has become so scarce almost two dozen ethanol plants have halted production.

Just maybe Mother nature is taking care of the ethanol problem. Everyone has expressed there mind on ethanol as being no good, It is corrosive to Aluminum, Plastic and Rubber.. Corn is the the kitchen table not for making gas, and it cost more to make ethanol than it does to make 100% gas. And their is no shortage of oil, if you don't believe it go to usga.gov and check it out...
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LongPlay
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:39:25 AM

Ethanol is a horrible fuel. We need to quit using it!! -- and it does nothing for the environment.
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oilfreak
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:04:01 AM

Time to stop using corn for ethanol, but more for food.
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dockersbin
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:01:21 AM

Good for ND
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:57:41 AM

Ethanol in cars is bad.
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Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:57:06 AM

plenty of oil and gas to drill, let the farmers feed America
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:55:36 AM

Yet the Obama administration is still promoting E15.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:53:40 AM

We don't want ethanol in the 1st place. I'm sure it isn't easy for the people that are currently out of work.
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36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:53:04 AM

I like ethanol. But this is why we need flex vehicles and flex fuel so we can put in the best mix. Sometimes it will be a lot of ethanol and sometimes it will be none. Sometimes it might be a new fuel. We need to be able to move from one fuel market to another. That would help stabilize the markets.
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GGAlbo
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:52:07 AM

Stop using Corn, use Corn stocks instead!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:51:52 AM

Maybe there is a silver lining to the drought.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:51:37 AM

Save that corn for food.fire farm lobbyist.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:47:08 AM

My car runs on pure gas!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:45:11 AM

Pure 100% gasoline, please.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:44:34 AM

so livestock are eating snowballs, driving grocery prices higher.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:44:08 AM

Save that corn for Bourbon
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:43:36 AM

Keep your ethanol.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:42:46 AM

Corn is for eating not for gas.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:42:17 AM

Let God do what our government SHOULD do!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:42:05 AM

So Ethanol prices are going to skyrocket making it a useless alternative although most people say it destroys engines anyway. Time to move on to something else for an alternative fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:41:04 AM

I am sorry for the farmer,but glad there is a shortage of ethanol!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:41:03 AM

We should stop that stuff completely
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trekmanKY
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:39:16 AM

I don't use that type of gas!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:38:59 AM

We should idle them all.
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Stos1946
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:38:52 AM

Not only IS...
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Stos1946
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:38:06 AM

Not only in the drought idling ethanol plants, which is a good thing, it could very well start idling food plants, which is NOT a good thing. When corn supplies run low, the last place we should be putting corn is into our gas tanks. Stop ethanol production NOW!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:37:17 AM

Agree with BudsterMO...burning sugar is a much better idea. Better that consuming if for sure!
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prorodeo2012
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:36:57 AM

weather is too much a factor
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Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:36:27 AM

Gee.... we may have to actually go back to REAL GAS tofuel our vehicles.

Maybe the STIMULUS for the farmers is over.

Now, it's time for some stimulus for the DRIVERS.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:35:50 AM

BAN ethanol.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:35:49 AM

Stop using food in our fuel.
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donny47
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:35:37 AM

grow more corn
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:34:37 AM

So perhaps we need to bid farewell to Ethanol huh?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:33:09 AM

Who the heck is growing corn in the middle of winter in North Dakota?
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:32:42 AM

We need to shut down ethanol altogether.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:32:30 AM

Drought idles US ethanol plants; North Dakota proves an exception? Is this drought a good thing or a wolf in sheeps clothing?
NO FUEL FROM FOOD!
NO *E-5, *E-10, *E-15 OR *E-100 –> ONLY 'E-0' fuel is Allowed!
Somebody has put a stop to this ethanol crap in gasoline, Sneeky certainly isn't going to do anything about it.
Drives vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:32:23 AM

About time.
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hatterasjack
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 10:31:19 AM

Jeeze! What are we going to do now, import sugar ethanol from Brazil? Come on, let's get rid of this ethanol. I may be paranoid, but I just learned I have to replace my catalytic converter in my '96 RAV 4. I use non-ethanol gas in my vehicles and power equipment exclusively since I had to replace the fuel pump in my '90 Daytona a couple of years ago. I'm thinking that using ethanol all those years probably killed the converter. It's probably running up the cost of corn flakes, grits, Fritos and corn liquor too!
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