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'Marketplace' Report: Ethanol

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'Marketplace' Report: Ethanol

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'Marketplace' Report: Ethanol

'Marketplace' Report: Ethanol

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In his State of the Union address, President Bush is expected to call for a huge increase in the amount of ethanol that refiners mix with gasoline. But, with dozens of new ethanol plants coming online this year, the ethanol lobby may face a shortage of corn. Alex Chadwick speaks with Marketplace's Sam Eaton about how corn's days as the chief crop for making the fuel may be numbered.

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