The 28th International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, the largest trade show for the country's ethanol producers, is taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center this week. On Tuesday, the convention highlighted how the ethanol industry is faring since the expiration of a federal tax credit.
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FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise
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State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers
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Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct
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Boys aged 15, 16 arrested after shooting of teen in Woodbury
The victim suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Farmers say ethanol is eating up too much corn, could cause spikes in meat prices
Livestock farmers are demanding changes to the nation's ethanol policies. They say the fuel is taking up too much of the corn and that a grain shortage could cause meat prices to spike. Food producers also worry federal policies would exempt the ethanol industry from rationing during a shortage.
Minnesota ethanol companies struggling to make profits
Judging reports from six Minnesota ethanol plants this quarter, the industry needs something to turn up the gas. The Star Tribune reports that of five of the six companies that reported earnings didn't turn a profit.
Report: Ethanol industry pumps $5 billion into Minnesota economy
Minnesota’s ethanol industry generated more than $5 billion in total economic activity in 2011 and supported more than 12,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Alexandria Echo Press reports.
Fairmont ethanol plant shutting down
Biofuel Energy says it's closing its ethanol plant in Fairmont until the price of corn comes down. The drought that has ravaged the Midwest's corn crop has pushed up corn prices and erased the profit margins of ethanol producers. A plant in Little Falls shut its doors this summer.
As corn gets scarce and expensive, more ethanol plants shutting down
There's no word on when an idled ethanol plant in Little Falls might reopen. But plant closings are becoming more common in an industry squeezed by drought-inflated corn prices. At least seven ethanol plants in the Midwest have closed and many others are operating at reduced capacity.
Ethanol plant to pay $800,000 over wastewater violations
Bushmills Ethanol in Atwater has agreed to pay a civil penalty after discharging polluted wastewater from 2008 and 2011 and providing false information about those discharges.
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