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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2012

Drought Renews Focus on Ethanol Mandate

By Quinn Ford

The federal government is mandated to dedicate a certain amount of the nation’s corn every year for ethanol production. Some Illinois lawmakers say the Environmental Protection Agency should lower that amount this year because of the devastating drought that has decimated corn crops.

Categories: Agriculture, Energy, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2012

Annual Midwest Crop Tour Sees Impact of Drought

By Jim Meadows

The annual crop tour of the Midwest held by the agricultural news service Pro Farmer is finding dramatic drops in corn and soybean yields from last year--and Illinois is no exception.

Categories: Agriculture

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