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US: Enough Corn for Feed and Fuel.

April 1 2010 -- Growth Energy, a coalition of US ethanol supporters, said that the USDA's most recent planting forecast shows that American farmers can produce more than enough corn to meet both domestic food, feed and fuel demands, as well as meet corn export demands.

The USDA prediction, reported by Feedinfo News Service, predicted that record-high surpluses of corn will continue to mount, despite an increase in demand for ethanol production.

Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis said: "The latest crop forecasts prove that our farmers can produce more than enough grain to satisfy all the demand for food, fuel and feed in this country -- and still meet the demand for corn exports. Improvements in farm technology and farm practices mean we'll be able to produce all the grain we need. This is yet another example of dispelling the myths and lies perpetuated by those who tried to say there was a "food-versus-fuel" issue. There is no issue with food-versus-fuel."

Mr Buis added: "These reports also illustrate why it makes no sense to rely on any foreign source of energy -- whether it's Middle East oil or Brazilian sugarcane ethanol -- when we have the ability to produce more than enough to meet all U.S. demand."

Growth Energy is a group committed to the promise of agriculture and growing America's economy through cleaner, greener energy. Growth Energy promotes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expanding the use of ethanol in gasoline.
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