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Odd Ethanol Economics

The Golden state is being challenged over the saying, as goes California, so goes the Nation. Egg farmers in other states are challenging Sacramento’s dictate on how they farm, and the Trump Administration is challenging the state on at least two fronts: the imposition of its own stiffer automobile emission standard, and the state’s international cap and trade carbon agreement with Quebec. Next on the list for being overturned should be its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  At a time when the federal government is trying to keep the domestic ethanol industry afloat by expanding consumption, California has adopted an LCFS that favors imported Brazilian ethanol made from sugarcane over local starch-based ethanol. By setting...

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