Comment 892

By Jamie W (anonymous) | Posted September 11, 2006 at 12:40:24

As a farmer, the Ethanol production is a welcome site. Present prices for corn (ethanol input) & also soybeans are below the cost to grow them. So any increased demand that would put upward pressure on the price of these crops is welcomed. In fact in Canada, if we have another 2 to 5 years of these crop prices, a significant number of farmers will either be bankrupt or hang up their hat and sell the land and retire. The problem doesn't exist in the USA, as they have very generous farm support programs.

The people in the world living in poverty, struggling to find food, are not doing it because it isn't available. They cannot acquire it for a myriad of other reasons (social & political & too lengthy to discuss here--- we do our best see

In the end the Ethanol plants are welcome sights for the farming community.

If you ate today, it was created by God, and produced by a farmer. If you don't believe that, try growing it yourself sometime (seriously, it's fun).

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