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Drought Re-Ignites Food vs. Fuel Fight

Price of meat, milk and eggs is expected to climb, increasing proportion of maize used to produce ethanol for fuel has pushed prices higher
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The ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa turns corn into auto fuel. (Steve Baragona/VOA)
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The ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa turns corn into auto fuel. (Steve Baragona/VOA)

Alan Bennett grows corn for the ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa. (Steve Baragona/VOA)
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Alan Bennett grows corn for the ethanol plant in Galva, Iowa. (Steve Baragona/VOA)

Bill Tentinger raises pigs in Le Mars, Iowa. (Steve Baragona/VOA)
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Bill Tentinger raises pigs in Le Mars, Iowa. (Steve Baragona/VOA)

Competition for corn from ethanol is raising the cost of feeding pigs. (Steve Baragona/VOA)
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Competition for corn from ethanol is raising the cost of feeding pigs. (Steve Baragona/VOA)

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