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Ethanol Bust Adds to U.S. Fuel Glut and Losses Across Corn Belt

  • More capacity than demand after decade of rising fuel mandates
  • New era of cheap oil kills growth prospects as ADM seeks exit

The 400-or-so residents of Waltonville, Illinois, have been waiting almost a decade to cash in on the U.S. ethanol boom. Now, that day may never come as a prolonged fuel glut alters the economics of corn for communities across the Midwest.

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