ethanol http://wuis.org en Why Cutting The Ethanol Mandate May Not Ruin The Rural Economy http://wuis.org/post/why-cutting-ethanol-mandate-may-not-ruin-rural-economy <p>The EPA wants to roll back the amount of ethanol mixed into the fuel supply for 2014, worrying farmers across the Corn Belt. Ethanol supporters warn that if the EPA follows through, the rural economy will take the fall. But many economists predict a soft landing.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Grant Gerlock 18323 at http://wuis.org Why Cutting The Ethanol Mandate May Not Ruin The Rural Economy Opinions Pouring In On EPA Ethanol Proposal http://wuis.org/post/opinions-pouring-epa-ethanol-proposal <p>Dear EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,</p><p>Your inbox is filling up fast. Both ethanol supporters and critics are responding <a href="https://twitter.com/mncorn/status/424266713756991488/photo/1">in bulk</a> to the agency’s <a href="http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/documents/420f13048.pdf">November</a> proposal to reduce the ethanol mandate for 2014. Over 13,000 comments are in so far.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:17:50 +0000 Grant Gerlock 17398 at http://wuis.org Opinions Pouring In On EPA Ethanol Proposal Harvest Desk: Ethanol At A Crossroads http://wuis.org/post/harvest-desk-ethanol-crossroads <p>A steady stream of semi-trailers rolls across the scales at the E Energy ethanol plant near the town of Adams in southeast Nebraska. The smokestack behind the scale house sends up a tall plume of white steam. The sweet smell of fermenting corn is in the air.</p><p>E Energy buys 65 million bushels of corn each day from area farmers and turns it into 65 million gallons of ethanol each year.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:40:31 +0000 Grant Gerlock 17383 at http://wuis.org Harvest Desk: Ethanol At A Crossroads WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Nov. 12, 2013 http://wuis.org/post/wuissj-r-business-report-nov-12-2013 <p>WUIS' Sean Crawford talks with the State Journal-Register's Business Editor Tim Landis about major road projects in the Springfield area, Illinois' stake in ethanol amid questions about it's environmental impact and the fitness boom continues with the opening of another new fitness center in the capital city.</p><p>You can also read the latest stories Tim is working on at SJ-R.com</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:21:01 +0000 Sean Crawford 12858 at http://wuis.org WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Nov. 12, 2013