Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 8:35 am
Here's a little math problem for you: How many calories go into the ethanol that's in your tank of gas?
Enough to feed 22 people, if you're talking the bare minimum calories needed in a single day, according to researchers at the New England Complex Sciences Institute.
The US Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its forecast for the nation’s drought damaged corn crop, from 123 bushels per acre last month to 122.8 bushels.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is calling for more choices at the gas pump. Today he announced a new program to add 10,000 flex-fuel pumps across the country over the next five years.
U.S. farmers are expected to boost the size of this year’s corn crop - a move that could potentially help to ease global food shortages by the fall. But even with record-high prices, Colorado farmers may not follow suit.