Good news for corn farmers.........

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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby callmefence » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:57 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
callmefence wrote:I don't see how anyone could see making fuel from a renewable resource as a bad thing.


The question is how much oil is used to till/plant/fertilize/harvest/dry/truck/process E corn, compared to what it yields...

Sugar cane is much more energy efficient, but it does not grow well in Iowa, and Brazilians don't get to vote in Iowa' presidential primary :nod:



Vs drilling and pumping it from miles below the ocean surface?? Hmmmm.


Don't have time to look it up but blackland research center at Temple reported good results using switchgrass several years back.

Sometimes common sense should override political views.... probably won't, but it should.
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby Nesikep » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:43 pm

one more way to get lower MPG since ethanol needs to burn far richer than gasoline.. and it goes stale far faster.

Yeah, cow-calf producers are certainly going to get the short end of this stick.
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:07 am

callmefence wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
callmefence wrote:I don't see how anyone could see making fuel from a renewable resource as a bad thing.


The question is how much oil is used to till/plant/fertilize/harvest/dry/truck/process E corn, compared to what it yields...

Sugar cane is much more energy efficient, but it does not grow well in Iowa, and Brazilians don't get to vote in Iowa' presidential primary :nod:



Vs drilling and pumping it from miles below the ocean surface?? Hmmmm.


Don't have time to look it up but blackland research center at Temple reported good results using switchgrass several years back.

Sometimes common sense should override political views.... probably won't, but it should.


If we were using common sense we would all be running on natural gas. Its a better fuel source all around.
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby callmefence » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 am

Brute 23 wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
The question is how much oil is used to till/plant/fertilize/harvest/dry/truck/process E corn, compared to what it yields...

Sugar cane is much more energy efficient, but it does not grow well in Iowa, and Brazilians don't get to vote in Iowa' presidential primary :nod:



Vs drilling and pumping it from miles below the ocean surface?? Hmmmm.


Don't have time to look it up but blackland research center at Temple reported good results using switchgrass several years back.

Sometimes common sense should override political views.... probably won't, but it should.


If we were using common sense we would all be running on natural gas. Its a better fuel source all around.


I'll probably stick with diesel as long as possible.
Still a little competition is a good thing.. ;-)
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 am

callmefence wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
callmefence wrote:

Vs drilling and pumping it from miles below the ocean surface?? Hmmmm.


Don't have time to look it up but blackland research center at Temple reported good results using switchgrass several years back.

Sometimes common sense should override political views.... probably won't, but it should.


If we were using common sense we would all be running on natural gas. Its a better fuel source all around.


I'll probably stick with diesel as long as possible.
Still a little competition is a good thing.. ;-)


The real competitors are electric and cng or lng. Ethanol is nothing more than propaganda to pander to farmers and hippies.
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby callmefence » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:02 am

Brute 23 wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
If we were using common sense we would all be running on natural gas. Its a better fuel source all around.


I'll probably stick with diesel as long as possible.
Still a little competition is a good thing.. ;-)


The real competitors are electric and cng or lng. Ethanol is nothing more than propaganda to pander to farmers and hippies.


How so??
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:09 am

callmefence wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
callmefence wrote:
I'll probably stick with diesel as long as possible.
Still a little competition is a good thing.. ;-)


The real competitors are electric and cng or lng. Ethanol is nothing more than propaganda to pander to farmers and hippies.


How so??


Both are proven and made it on the market with actual justification... the govt had to shove ethanol down our throats.
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby callmefence » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:21 am

Brute 23 wrote:
callmefence wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:
The real competitors are electric and cng or lng. Ethanol is nothing more than propaganda to pander to farmers and hippies.


How so??


Both are proven and made it on the market with actual justification... the govt had to shove ethanol down our throats.


They did a helluva job.... getting hippies and farmers to see eye to eye and all... :lol2:
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Re: Good news for corn farmers.........

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:30 pm

Plus we can drill NG in my back yard... having to go to the Bakken, Permian, etc for oil is BS. :lol:
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