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Old 07-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #43
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Darkangelism is right that the corn for ethanol is not people food but livestock feed. A third of every bushel that goes to the ethanol plant comes back out to feed livestock. It is high protein so higher inclusion rates are possible than straight corn. Also, cobie is wrong about all the corn being irrigated---actually very small percent is irrigated---I'm totally dependent on rain for my crops. Been doing my best to notill the crops to save soil and build organic matter that holds moisture better for these dry times. And no, I don't use more chemicals but try to be smart with the ones I do use.
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