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Dec 9, 2020

Employee found dead in silo at Cambria mill

The man who died in a corn silo at a mill in Columbia County was a 52-year-old employee, sheriff's officials said.

Nov 13, 2013

Prairies vanish in push for green energy

Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. Now that he finally can make a profit, he's not about to apologize for ripping up prairie land to plant corn.

Dec 1, 2010

Crop bounty drives elevator building boom

By Roxana Hegeman AP Writer Larned, Kan. — A construction boom is under way at grain elevators across the Great Plains, where new varieties of corn are allowing farmers to […]

Mar 30, 2010

Scientists looking to tobacco as biofuel

By Michael Felberbaum AP Tobacco Writer Richmond, Va. — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve America’s […]

Dec 12, 2009

Heavy snow slows remaining corn harvest (11:19 p.m. 12/12/09)

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The heavy snowfall has put a halt on what was left of the remaining corn harvest in western Wisconsin. WQOW-TV in Eau Claire reported that […]

Dec 9, 2009

Government report looks at ethanol’s use of water (11:25 a.m. 12/9/09)

By DIRK LAMMERS Associated Press Writer SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation’s water resources says farmers in the […]

Jul 14, 2009

Low gas prices hurt ethanol sales

Steve Karnowski AP Writer Minneapolis — Lower gasoline prices, while a boon for drivers, were a gut punch for ethanol producers and promoters of the high-ethanol blend known as E85. […]


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