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ATWATER -- Ethanol producers in west central Minnesota are coping with corn prices that are squeezing margins and have no plans to reduce production.


"We've certainly seen throughout this year different challenges, pressures on that margin,'' said Mike Jerke, general manager of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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