High ethanol demand will make pork pricey
January 15, 2007

The rapid growth of the ethanol industry has changed the nature of the grain business, so that corn that used to go to hog feed now gets converted into fuel. That's forced the total cost of pork production to rise by 25% in the last year. The huge surge in demand for ethanol is also affecting water resource demands, especially in Iowa.

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last revised January 2007