Bruce Babcock

Iowa State University

Guest

Professor of Economics at Iowa State University and former director of its Center for Agricultural and Rural Development; farmer who grows soy and corn

Bruce Babcock on KCRW

Under federal law since 2007, gasoline in America has been blended with more and more corn-based ethanol every year.

Is Ethanol Doing More Harm than Good?

Under federal law since 2007, gasoline in America has been blended with more and more corn-based ethanol every year.

from To the Point

The Agriculture Department reported today that his year’s corn yield is the lowest since 1995, resulting from the nation’s worst drought in 56 years.

Drought Slashes Crop Production, Pushes Up Food Prices

The Agriculture Department reported today that his year’s corn yield is the lowest since 1995, resulting from the nation’s worst drought in 56 years.

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More than 1000 counties in 29 states – the most ever -- have been declared natural disaster areas.

Drought and King Corn

More than 1000 counties in 29 states – the most ever -- have been declared natural disaster areas.

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