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Iowa’s Ethanol Echochamber: Who Said What, and What Difference Did it Make?

It was not a surprise that many Iowa Caucus candidates pandered to Big Corn and the ethanol lobby in the lead-up to February 1. For several presidential cycles, kissing up to King Corn has been considered a necessary part of the Iowa political calculus, right up there with visiting the State Fair. But this year turned conventional wisdom on its head.

Why Iowa?

As Democrat Bob Shrum and Republican Liz Mair explain, it’s time for politicians to stop pandering to the ethanol lobby in Iowa.