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Published June 21, 2011, 12:00 AM

Ethanol subsidy


In this photo taken Sept. 2007, central Illinois farmer John Lyons unloads a truck full of harvested corn at the Farmers Elevator Company in Auburn, Ill. While a Senate vote to end a tax credit that's helped build the ethanol industry in the United States signals that the subsidy's days may be numbered, corn farmers and ethanol makers hope they can convince Congress to compromise and agree to preserve but reduce subsidies. But agricultural economists say the ethanol industry has grown up over the last few years and doesn't need the help, and they doubt farmers or their customers in the ethanol industry would be hurt much if the subsidy dies. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Read the article: UPDATE: Farmers, ethanol makers likely OK with no subsidy