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Ag Processing Idles Ethanol Mill in Nebraska on High Corn Prices

Bloomberg -- Ag Processing Inc., a grains processor, said it shut operations at its ethanol plant in Hastings, Nebraska, because of high corn prices.

The plant was idled today, and the company will evaluate market conditions to determine when it will restart, Omaha, Nebraska-based Ag Processing said in a statement on its website.

Before Ag Processing’s announcement, 18 ethanol plants had been idled since June as drought in the Midwest scorched and shrank corn crops and raised costs to make the grain into ethanol, according to data from the Renewable Fuels Association, a Washington-based trade group.


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Submitted Feb 02, 2013 By: EnviroChemist
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 8:56:17 PM

Pathetic!
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 4:08:01 PM

With this drought, and the resulting low production/yields, the use of corn in ethanol simply drives the shortage causing food prices to go up...
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Corn is meant for nutrition & food, not for vehicles!
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Now another reason to jack up pump prices...
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andreus family a bunch of crooks that cultivated d.c. connections big time
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:38:31 PM


What a shame!
Too bad a few prefer to rant and whine here rather than discuss this news article. You can thank big corporations like Archer Daniels Midland and a few other 'Corn Hucksters' for ethanol from corn CVA...
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 11:22:36 PM

what a waste
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 9:45:01 PM

This won't matter to the EPA. At some point they'll just start fining the gasoline refineries when they run out of ethanol to create the mandated mixture--even though there is none to be had.
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Oups!
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Natural gas baby!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:23:31 PM

Yet liberal EPA will not grant a waiver for ethanol blends.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:20:57 PM

Even ethanol can't make a profit with high oil prices!!! It always amazes me that how ignorant people are about the corn used for ethanol though...
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at least this is a step in the right direction
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:18:47 PM

I'm not an ethanal fan
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 6:17:26 PM

good lets give corn back to the animals and people and look at natural gas
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They need to get rid of ethanol.
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Ethanol in fuel is bad for the environment, our pockets and are gas powered engines. It is just bad policy. Too bad the corn lobby always gets their way with our elected officials. Now they are talking about E15.
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Corn is for food anyway. Not fuel.
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I wish they would just stop using it it is bad for gas mileage and is a killer of small engines
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Good
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Shut em all!
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Its easier to drill....
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I agree with SOLONGCOLD
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Shut it down for good. This gov't needs to stop the ethanol mandates and subsidies
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They should all shut down. Corn is for eating and feeding.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:59:55 PM

corn's for eating and feeding the cattle. We have enough fuel that we're sitting on.
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Thanks for posting this article!
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No to Ethanol
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Bit will the EPA back off? Hell, no, they're too stupid.
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Flex fuel from waste is the way to go ;0}

Food is for the table.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:52:32 PM

good. we don't need ethanol!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:46:48 PM

Corn should be eaten anyway
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Consumers are going to be bent over a barrel on this news.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:46:14 PM

And, isn't it the Ethanol Industry that is the cause of high corn prices? lol....now this is justice! What goes around, comes around.
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good
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Ethanol is bad news for consumers.
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OK, EAT Corn, Close down the Ethanol Plants
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Outlaw Ethanol not GUNS.
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ok
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Wish they would close them all.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:30:41 PM

This amid the discussion about E15 gasoline, and it takes more ethanol!
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Ain't that nice!
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The should idle all of the ethanol plants. Corn is for eating not fuel.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 5:26:12 PM

orn is the wrong source for ethanol, it's food.
60% of our food comes from corn and wheat.
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Stop producing the damaging, engine ruining junk and the prices will go down. It should never had stated to begin with since the agency that started it aand controls it is an illegal agency
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Never cared for e...
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time for seaweed
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Ethanol will never be the answer.
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Still not a fan...
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A drought destroying a third of the corn crop didn't help the price either.
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