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The Corn Debate

Across the country, ethanol plants are swallowing up more and more of the nation's corn crop, linking food and fuel prices just as oil is rising to new records.

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Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars
Article | CHARLES CITY, Iowa Erwin Johnson picks up a clump of the dark, rich soil that he has farmed for 35 years, like his father and grandfather before him. In a few months, this flat expanse of northern Iowa will be crowded with corn ready to be trucked to market. A year ago, that market got a little ...

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