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Corn Belt controversy

An Associated Press investigation, which raised questions about ethanol and its impact in the U.S., has drawn a fierce response from the ethanol industry

November 16, 2013

Report doesn’t sit well in Minnesota MARSHALL — Associated Press reports on the effects of the corn-based ethanol industry released Tuesday and Wednesday quickly generated a storm of controversy....

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commonman

Nov-21-13 7:30 PM

Mr. Albin, how much water is used in the production of ethanol? We have these plants in SW Minnesota where there isn't a whole lot of water to begin with, but I understand quite a bit of water is used in the process. Can our region support that use? Plus the tiling I see being added every year? Is groundwater a concern to farmers? Are future generations being considered or just "get it while you can" mentality?

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