Ethanol producers hope for an end to drought

02/10/2013 | Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

Twenty of the 211 ethanol plants in the U.S. have temporarily halted production over the past year because of the drought-induced spike in corn prices, according to data from the Renewable Fuels Association. Although experts don't expect a corn shortage, there is concern about what might happen if the historic drought persists through another season. "There's a lot of anxiety in the industry right now about the drought and a lot of folks watching the weather and hoping and praying this drought is going to break," said Geoff Cooper, RFA's vice president of research and analysis.

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