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Corn-based ethanol expansion in the United States has slowed in recent years

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Corn is the major agricultural input used in the United States to produce ethanol, accounting for 35-40 percent of U.S. corn use. Rapid expansion of ethanol production in the past decade reflects a response to high crude oil prices, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and other factors. Now, ethanol production is slowing as the gasoline market hits a 10-percent blend constraint.

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