Ethanol Debate Heats Up

by William Yeatman on May 12, 2008

in Blog

Even before the media turned on ethanol, commodities markets were growing volatile because of record prices and subsequent speculation. A legislative assault on ethanol would add further uncertainty to the market, eroding price stability and endangering the utility of futures contracts and options – the two hedges that have protected Iowa farmers for a half-century from the boom-and-bust cycle that plagued their forefathers.

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