Corn gaining as source of fuel

Hollis, Paul L.
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/23/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p1
Trade Publication
This article reports that corn is quickly becoming more of a fuel crop than a food and feed crop. John McKissick of the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development says that food, seed and industrial uses of corn continues to grow, and the big story there is ethanol. He says that corn is quickly becoming not a food and feed crop but a fuel crop. The portion of the corn crop going into ethanol is about 1.4 billion bushels out of a 12-billion bushel total supply. Those 16 new plants, he adds, will produce about 750 million gallons of ethanol, which is more than the 20 percent annual growth rate.


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