Speaker questions value of ethanol
FARGO, N.D. - The U.S. ethanol industry, which has taken some nasty hits in the past year, may never produce big economic gains for rural America, a researcher said Monday.
"Right now, I'm not very optimistic about how it will affect our rural economy," David Swenson said.
Swenson, a research scientist with the economics department at Iowa State University, spoke Monday at the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association's annual convention at the Fargo Holiday Inn.
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