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10:59am

Fri October 5, 2012
The Salt

Does Your Gas Tank Hold Enough Food To Feed 22 People?

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 8:35 am

Robert Byron iStockphoto

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.

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1:39pm

Wed September 12, 2012
Agriculture

Despite The Rain, USDA Predicts Smaller Corn Harvest

Credit DS Pugh / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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1:22pm

Fri April 8, 2011
Ethanol

Corn Growers Welcome Federal Push for More E-85 Pumps

photo by Doug Wilson U.S. Department of Agriculture

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.

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12:16pm

Thu March 31, 2011
Agriculture

Farmers May Boost Corn Crop to Help Ease Global Shortage

Scott Bauer U.S. Dept of Agriculture

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.

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