RFA counters study linking ethanol to wildlife decline

01/14/2010 | Prairie Farmer

Newly released research conducted by the University of Michigan for the National Wildlife Federation says sensitive wildlife species are on the decline in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota because their habitats have been converted to corn fields for ethanol production. RFA Communications Director Matt Hartwig maintains such studies require a greater context and that increased demand for corn is being met to a large extent by increasing yield, not acreage.

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