River to River
Fri November 22, 2013
News Buzz: Ethanol and Harvest Wrap Up
Nearly all gasoline sold in the U.S. contains up to 10 percent of ethanol—a corn-based liquid often added to gasoline. As a renewable fuel ethanol reduces the amount of petroleum-based gasoline on the market and many farmers receive subsidies to grow corn for the biofuel. But now the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a reduction in the required amount of ethanol for the country's gasoline supply. Harvest Public Media's Ames-based reporter Amy Mayer and host Ben Kieffer discuss the future of ethanol in the U.S.
Also American Red Cross volunteer and Libson resident Ann Opatz details the tornado recovery in Illinois and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey gives an end-of-harvest report.