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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 1:28:17 PM

Iowa officials want to boost ethanol consumption in the state using taxpayer funding, even as motorists continue to show little interest and a major Iowa newspaper publishes an ethanol editorial saying ethanol isn't the answer.

[QS]Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, agriculture Sec. Bill Northey and DOT Director Paul Trombino recently announced a new biofuels pilot program called “Fueling Our Future,” a public-private partnership that aims to assist in expanding the market for mid-level biofuels blends, building on Iowa’s history as a leader in ethanol and biodiesel development and production.

Through the use of current funding, the initiative will redirect federal funds to further leverage state dollars in...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 5:30:56 AM

indeed Ray. Of course, you can always buy EtOH neutralizer additives :P
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 9:00:54 PM

ethanol is bad for cars...
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xdude1
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 12:44:50 PM

good
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ENORMS
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 7:36:33 AM

Maybe it's the right thing to do in Iowa?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 12:25:17 AM

and those who grow and make money of corn for EtOH won't vote their own income out...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 5:51:56 AM

zag: agreed.

Mac: voters are also the farmers who produce the corn that is made into EtOH....
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 10:23:43 PM

Down with ethanol!!
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rocky23hy
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 8:33:25 PM

Gov. Terry E. Branstad decides to force money out of your wallet and force you to take crap fuel in return. It should be called “Stealing Our Future,”

A gallon ethanol only contains about 65 percent of the energy of a gallon of gasoline.

Let the market decide. What ever happen to "Liberty" the freedom to choose?

Vote him out. The ethanol debacle, defined outer limits of government foolishness.

This will go away when "common sense" returns, as main stream thinking. How come people in the other 49 states, do not have a say in where federal dollars should be spent.
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:48:13 PM

When you are on 'agri-welfare' (subsidies), you get a skewed view of reality!
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 6:37:16 PM

Bought and paid for by ethanol lobbyist.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 3:21:33 PM

Either the voters of Iowa approve of this use of taxpayer funds or they do not. Voter pressure can change this state government agenda either before the next state elections or when those state elections occur.
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geezrtek
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 1:38:00 PM

Submitted Yesterday
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SFRangerSniper
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 1:24:47 PM

I don't think that it should be tax payer subsidized. Ethanol is possible as long as gasoline is over $2.00/gallon. Below that it is cost prohibitive. It should be self sustaining.
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Holly123
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:49:59 PM

I'm not sure it is the best solution either.
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QuinteH
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:13:43 PM

OK
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DblChek
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:02:12 PM

More scams by politicians. Term limits for ALL elected officials.
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lezdar
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 12:01:21 PM

3 more years to the next election and Iowa is already playing crazy state.
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:57:50 AM

I recently saw a reference to current fuels as 'corn subsidy gas' - very apt phraseology

[Edited by: AnObserver at 10/17/2013 11:59:03 AM EST]
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Tutootin
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:56:35 AM

The great Ethanol Hoax!!!!
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DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:56:05 AM

RECALL those officials.
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WaWanderer
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:54:32 AM

A public-private partnership is one where the public money is used to increase privet financial gain and get funds to pay for select political agendas.
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CPayZombie
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:52:51 AM

If E were a good thing, it would not need taxpayer funding to expand.
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jobo74
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:52:38 AM

why are we still wasting time on this subject
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paoli8
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:52:34 AM

Can't blame e'm, many Iowa framers make a living growing corn
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mageetp
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:52:31 AM

Let Iowa keep all the ethanol for their own use, I prefer to use E0.
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Keepingoin
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:52:29 AM

Apparently another example of the politicians not listening to the general public - the VOTERS.
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mickealo
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:50:58 AM

it is bad stuff asked those who use it it takes away mileage and damages some engines eates us gaskets and seals
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Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:49:25 AM

We don't want that ethanol crap.
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bra0712
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:48:43 AM

yawn
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mrservonics
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:47:07 AM

more ethanol for everyone
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THEDodgeman
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:46:53 AM

a bunch of farmers ...go figure...GET RID OF ETHANOL
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MoWhite
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:46:31 AM

Ok
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NanookAK
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:46:29 AM

Should be banned instead.
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ricko2
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:45:05 AM

Iowa likes their government paychecks...
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gasmeup52
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:43:52 AM

That Iowa corn is mighty tasty.
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pricechecker08
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:43:49 AM

Maybe that newspaper knows the answer and would like to share it with us.
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cableman31
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:43:11 AM

i wonder how mush IOWA CORN goes to ETHANOL. Another politicaL MOVE TO BLEED MORE MONEY OUT OF THE MIDDLE AND LOWER INCOME FAMILIES..
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redbeard47229
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:43:03 AM

ethanol in gasoline is a total waste. check your mileage with and without it. the more ethanol, the less mileage. it's like it isn't even there.
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40mpgsaturn
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:42:09 AM

No one except the farmers want it!!
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:42:00 AM

No surprise here. Iowa would benefit from this.
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:41:33 AM

We need to stop making ethanol. Make biodiesel instead!
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:40:59 AM

No Ethanol.
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emernal
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:40:59 AM

Keep the percentage at 10%. It does not make economic sense for it to be higher unless you are a corn farmer.
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t75143
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:40:13 AM

Of course! Spend government money (ours) to give us something we don't want.
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JWHITE1937
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:39:13 AM

grow it, use it
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my2002m
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:38:42 AM

The subsidies need to end.
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GasHunterIA
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:38:05 AM

Any unbiased report on comparison between ethanol blend and ethanol free gas.
I believe the corn used is extra produced for that purpose. I don't think to my recollection ever seen corn on menus in most places I have dinned.
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cssco
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:36:39 AM

I yearn for the good old days when corn was the breakfast of champions and not the food for evil thoughts.
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Fitwit
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:36:32 AM

Let's not listen to the Iowa officidals in this matter.
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ssduck
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2013 11:36:06 AM

A "corny" idea.
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