High oil costs help offset impact of costly corn for Iowa ethanol makers

Elevated crude-oil prices are helping boost demand for ethanol and keep margins strong for Iowa's ethanol producers affected by high corn costs, executives said. "We're all right as long as the price of crude oil keeps rising," said Rick Brehm, president of the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.

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