Trump Between Corn Growers and Oil Refiners. Who Will Win In This Fight?

President Donald Trump is caught between two powerful business constituents of the Republican Party as he faces growing pressure to resolve a dispute between the oil industry and the Farm Belt. Oil refineries want out of a costly requirement to blend ethanol into the gasoline they produce. Corn growers say the requirement diversifies the U.S. fuel supply, and insist Mr. Trump fulfill promises to at least hold the ethanol mandate. Both sides have close ties to the GOP and the White House.

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Politicians are forever caught in between these two groups. Corn growers need to find new avenues for their corn (might I suggest food?). Blending ethanol into gasoline makes little sense, and hasn't for a long time, and everyone knows it. Politicians need to stand up and do what's right here instead of what they think will get them elected or re-elected (I laughed as I typed that...)

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