Sunday, May 21, 2006

 

Subsidy Farmers

A rah-rah puff piece on corn ethanol in todays WA Post. The corn lobby has done such a number on the US . . .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/20/AR2006052000953_pf.html

Thousands of Iowa's Corn Farmers See the Future in Fuel
Growers Investing In Ethanol Plants Across the State

Excerpt: "The farmers have their own incentives to find cheaper sources of fuel. To plant their crop this year, the Horans will use 10,000 gallons of diesel. The fuel costs continue through the summer to harvest season, powering the engines that sow, tend, reap and transport beans and corn."


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