WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Land use for ethanol spikes in Wisconsin
A report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the amount of land used for corn production in the state has taken a significant jump.
In 2013, just over four million acres of land was used to produce corn in the state… up 700,000 acres from 2006. Other states across the Corn Belt report similar trends. One state expert says a 2006 federal law requiring corn-based ethanol in gasoline and increased demand from foreign trade are reasons for the spike.