From 1985 to 2015, 1.3 million gallons of ethanol spilled nationwide. At more than 760,000 gallons, the Midwest accounts for almost 60 percent of this total.
While many presidential campaigns have published platforms that touch on food and agriculture issues, they’re not often among talking points on the stump.
With corn prices up about 27 percent in the past month and no sign of rain in Midwestern states, dry weather could force food prices across the country to rise.
American meat consumption has declined 12.2 percent since 2007. Both industry and food policy critics think they know why.
Senate-supported tax bill gives 45 cents per gallon subsidies to producers of ethanol-blended gasoline.