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I’m Not a Big Fan of Catfish

But I’ve been meaning to reference this article that ran in The New York Times on July 18. It’s yet another example of the effects of the federal government’s mindless ethanol policy. Now, in addition to driving up basic food costs for

But I’ve been meaning to reference this article that ran in The New York Times on July 18. It’s yet another example of the effects of the federal government’s mindless ethanol policy. Now, in addition to driving up basic food costs for Americans (and Mexicans), besides sending soybean production overseas, and as well as bankrupting feedlot operators and more than a few cattlemen on both sides of the border, the high prices of corn and soybeans have all but dried up commercial catfish farms in the Mississippi Delta. It’s one of the countless unforeseen consequences of a land use policy that is already beginning to unravel.

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