Ethanol eats too much corn, livestock farmers complain

November 23, 2011 at 12:45 am in Grand Forks Herald

The amount of corn consumed by the ethanol industry combined with continued demand from overseas has cattle and hog farmers worried that if corn production drops due to drought or another natural disaster, the cost of feed could skyrocket, leaving them little choice but to reduce the size of their herds. A smaller supply could, in turn, mean higher meat prices and less selection at the grocery store. Continue Reading