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Energy and farmland values

March 5, 2008
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You probably arenâ??t begrudging farmers and others for the record farmland prices theyâ??re enjoying.

But those prices wouldnâ??t be so high if the ethanol plants popping up across Indiana and elsewhere in the Midwest werenâ??t using so much corn.

Now weâ??re feeling an unintended consequence. Expensive grain is contributing to the recent uptick in inflation as prices for food and other products made from grain pick up speed.

Is our increasing reliance on ethanol wise energy policy?
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