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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

Steve, I read your statement again and better understand how you arrived at the figure you stated. But to be clear, how much subsidy did corn growers receive directly? It is my understanding that farmers receive only the difference (gap) between their hard costs to grow crops and their sales figures. This means if they lose a dime per acre they receive the dime subsidy, which puts them at no profit for that year's hard work. Let's ask a farmer... a corn farmer to get the facts. Anyone?

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

Excuse me, but I'm confused here. 80 million acres of America's 359 million acres of crop land is used to grow corn. Perhaps my math is incorrect, but that puts the percentage just a tic over 22%. Steve, did you do the math using known total cropland acres and those used to grow corn?

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

Bill, Donald #Trump will say anything... anytime to win any particular battle...real or imagined. I know nothing about politics so please don't go there in your reply, but my entire career has been about "cause and effect," which means whenever my service customers come to me with a problem, my goal is to fix the problem AND whatever can be determined to have caused it. I call this real-world conditions and am proud to pass the "Man-in-the-mirror test daily. Last week, my 46 years service company was awarded 2017 BBB "Torch Award for Ethics in Business" in our two area counties. No brag...just citing the standard by which we perform historically...and going forward.

Again, no politics if you please as my point was more about a human being than the man.

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

Bill, Donald Trump will say anything... anytime to win any particular battle...real or imagined. I know nothing about politics so please don't go there in your reply, but my entire career has been about "cause and effect," which means whenever my service customers come to me with a problem, my goal is to fix the problem AND whatever can be determined to have caused it. I call this real-world conditions and am proud to pass the "Man-in-the-mirror test daily. Last week, my 46 years service company was awarded 2017 BBB "Torch Award for Ethics in Business" in our two area counties. No brag...just citing the standard by which we perform historically...and going forward.

Again, no politics if you please as my point was more about a human being than the man.

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

I apologize for calling the author ignorant...normally not my style, but whenever I read someone's negative post re ethanol fuels I get a bit upset. Ethanol burns cleaner, contains 35 percent oxygen in every molecule so far outperforms gasolines that contain toxins and other aromatics. But the fact remains that had it not been for John D. Rockefeller backing Prohibition both politically and financially in order to outlaw farmer made ethanol, Henry Ford's Model T might have run on pure ethanol. As for ethanol subsidies, the latest info (link below) may clear up my statement. www.ethanolrfa.org/.../rfa-issues-one-pager-to-correct-anti-ethanol-rhetoric-on-the-presidential-campaign-trail/ Best, Bobby Likis

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U.S. Smashes Record: Highest Production Of Lowest Quality Fuel In The World
4 years ago

The author knows nothing about ethanol fuel and apparently not much about the economics of farming. There is no ethanol subsidy - unlike gasoline's where we spend billions of dollars protecting oil-loaded cargo ships - and ethanol's octane enhancement as well as its cleaner burning properties are truly helping clean up the air we breathe. After 46 years in auto repair and more than 225,000 ars and small trucks coming through my shop's doors having zero engines damaged by ethanol fuels, quite candidly, I tire from such ignorant statements ethanol naysayers post online. Ethanol has been in our fuels since the late 70's with no damaging effects. Prior to that, Henry Ford used it in his Model T, America's first Flex-Fuel automobile. Really!

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