Up until a couple of months ago...
We used to have a different name for folks (read the whole list) who now are labeled anti-ethanol.
We called 'em "customers".
Call me naive, but mounting a nasty public battle against our largest user segments strikes me as senseless, and possibly disastrous. Especially since high oil prices have given us a way to appear magnanimous and fair with little cost.
Even more noteworthy to me is how the farm media is now clearly divided between animal and grain sectors. We are separating our tiny economic sector into political and economic opponents.
I see very little good coming from this refusal to negotiate mandates and subsidies to ethanol. and as the 08 crops get smaller and more expensive, the consequences for grain farmers rise with the flood waters.