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Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 AM CST

A new study found farmers around the world have responded to higher crop prices during the past decade mainly by using existing land more efficiently and not by converting forest and grassland to cropland. States like California, Oregon and Washington have set or are considering low-carbon fuel standards that penalize Midwest ethanol producers with higher carbon penalties. This has prevented that ethanol from largely entering the California market, for example.

The state of California's LCFS levies a carbon penalty on Midwest ethanol for alleged indirect land use change -- the theory that expanded demand for corn to support ethanol production ...

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