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IOWA REMAINS TOP ETHANOL PRODUCING STATE

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Iowa remains the country’s number-one ethanol producer.
The state’s 43 ethanol plants hit a production record in 2018, surpassing the 2017 record.

Cassidy Walter, spokeswoman for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, says while a new record was set, it’s still under the state’s overall capacity.

OC……”a lot more” :17

Walter says a number of Iowa ethanol plants expanded in recent months based on high expectations for the Renewable Fuel Standard, or R-F-S, along with expanded international trade.

OC…………”off to us” ;17

Despite those difficulties in trading with China, Walter says other nations are buying many millions of gallons of the corn-based fuel from Iowa.

OC…….”around the globe” :11

Iowa’s ethanol plants produce about 27-percent of all ethanol made in the U-S.