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Study Looks at Impacts of Ethanol in U.S.

Leaders from agriculture, energy, public policy and technology are putting together a report on ethanol's impact over the next five years.

A report in the works will address the gap between the agricultural and petroleum sectors over the next five years in light of the expansion of the ethanol industry.

Representatives from agriculture, energy, public policy and technology are working on the report, titled Ethanol 2012 Study.

"Over the next five years, the U.S. corn-based ethanol industry is going to face major strategic challenges as it becomes a more mature industry given that the commodity markets remain volatile and the government is developing policies for renewable energy and climate change," says former USDA Secretary Clayton Yeutter.

"The rapid growth of ethanol production is likely to be one of the most significant events to impact the overall U.S. agricultural economy since mechanization," says Robert Ludwig, Principal for the Hale Group, the firm which will manage the study.

For more information, visit or call Robert Ludwig or David Heidrich at (978) 777-9077.

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