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Drought crop damage worsens, ethanol waiver urged

Reuters -- (Reuters) - The worst drought in more than 50 years has caused more damage than expected to corn and soybean crops, the government said on Friday, heightening calls for a suspension of ethanol quotas to head off another global food crisis.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 5:31:29 AM

EtOH has never been the answer to fuel problems in this country. Esp. not EtOH from corn and other FOOD products.

This would be an ideal time to step back and rethink, alas, it's not going to happen - if for no other reason than it's a political year and election/electability is more important than solving real issues.
LetemEatCake
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:26:28 PM


Nobody can afford a global food crisis....this is how wars start!
RegularGasUser
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 4:49:26 PM

No brainer.....get rid of ethanol.

RGU
SkooterG
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 2:59:05 PM

Don't hold your breath. Freaking politicians.
carranco
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:10:43 AM

How much talk does it take to get this waver done? This is not complicated. Politicians can't even make the easy decisions.
daequitz
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 7:04:47 AM

The gov't imposing corn quotas for enthanol. We're not at war. Too much damn gov't. I'm just so sick of this.
tomok
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 6:00:20 AM

No Fuel From Food!
NO ETHANOL NEEDED OR WANTED!
No Waiver issued!
No taxpayer funded subsidies!
What stinking global warming?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
dave12
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:18:26 AM

Wouldn't it be nice to get it done at the next ELECTION!
dave12
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:17:29 AM

We need to get rid of ethanol and Orectum!
must87searcher
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:14:01 AM

Ethanol is not worth the trouble and cost. It should never have been put into usage in the first place. Now we see the mistakes come into easy sight.
stopforgas
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:54:50 PM

Maybe this will finally kill ethanol
rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:45:15 PM

We need the corn crop to feed livestock, not ethanol.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:41:14 PM

No ethanol!
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:40:20 PM

Get rid of ethanol. Do your country and the motorists a good deed.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:39:49 PM

JUST KILL ETHANOL NOW!

[Edited by: Blue48 at 8/12/2012 12:44:21 AM EST]
gaswatchON
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:39:24 PM

Texas Petro-Terrorists Built a new $20 Billion dollar refinery in Texas but before they did that they went around the country and bought up refineries to close them so they can control all the oil in the country from Texas.

They also want an increase in the ethanol refineries because it's a lot cheaper to refine ethanol than crude BUT they can sell it in gas for the same price as gas, 15% of a gal of gas is ethanol their cost goes down considerably but profits skyrocket up. Just because ethanol production reduces food crops does not matter as long as profits go up.
srchr
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:37:10 PM

maybe after the election
Glock26
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:35:47 PM

Ban Ethanol!!!
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:34:27 PM

Abolish ethnanol.
crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:34:21 PM

ok
n3tbc
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:34:08 PM

Ok
VetteFan
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:33:57 PM

Reuters is probably advising investors to invest in corn futures and anything that would be used to supplement the shortfall. All of which will only guarantee higher prices before we even see the shortage.
rollercoaster
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:33:38 PM

good
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:28:50 PM

Without an ethanol waiver we will see major increases in food prices.
AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:27:11 PM

Still not going to change in an election year.
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:26:23 PM

not likely to happen i would think.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:24:25 PM

Pretty much the same article as the previous one.
shores4now
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:24:17 PM

Ok
SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:24:11 PM

Corn and soybean is for food only.
geoutpb
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:23:47 PM

Time to drop ethanol.
langolera
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:22:38 PM

just stop them and make better cars. maybe prices globally on food will start to go down so maybe we can afford that steak once in awhile...
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:21:59 PM

Yep
malfrog1
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:21:39 PM

Goodbye ethanol subsidies
driveonby1
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:19:28 PM

Has ethanol been the success that farm subsidy takers say it is. Who is to benefit from the waiver, really?
bluetatanka
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:18:28 PM

Just say "No" to ethanol!
dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:18:19 PM

Just get rid of the crap all together.
pebble12
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:17:07 PM

OK
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:16:27 PM

End ethanol, and use corn for food.
idigau22
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:16:25 PM

Stop Ethanol Period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HEBster
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:16:15 PM

Guess so
panda317
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:16:12 PM

ok
gocatgo
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:16:11 PM

Corn is doing just fine in SC and the farmers are loving it. Still ethanol sux.

[Edited by: gocatgo at 8/12/2012 12:17:35 AM EST]
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:15:56 PM

All BS.
CartelBuster
All-Star Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:15:46 PM

We need corn for food, not fuel.
Rageagainsttm
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:15:43 PM

good
96WAGON
Veteran Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:15:32 PM

I wonder if this could also be the reason for higher gas prices. Pig Oil helping America's corn farmers. Someone's getting "kickbacks" damn sure isn't the average person filling their tanks!!
jerej829
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:13:25 PM

ok
mil2008
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:12:25 PM

ok
sit
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:12:14 PM

NO ETHANOL.
mrinmoyd
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:10:42 PM

no need
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:09:21 PM

Never happen. Too much special interest in play.
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