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  • Biofuel mandates would make corn shortfall costly, experts say

    Economists Darrel Good (pictured) and Scott Irwin say federal policymakers need to forge solutions now to cushion the blow of a shortfall that history shows is a matter of when and how severe, not if.

    Economists Darrel Good (pictured) and Scott Irwin say federal policymakers need to forge solutions now to cushion the blow of a shortfall that history shows is a matter of when and how severe, not if.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Economists Darrel Good (pictured) and Scott Irwin say federal policymakers need to forge solutions now to cushion the blow of a shortfall that history shows is a matter of when and how severe, not if.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Scott Irwin and colleague Darrel Good analyzed weather and harvest records in key corn-growing states, projecting U.S. yields based on the five best and worst growing seasons since 1960.

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