Ethanol and U.S. agriculture
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Ethanol and U.S. agriculture by Sally Kane

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Alcohol,
  • Agriculture and state -- United States,
  • Energy policy -- United States,
  • Agriculture and energy -- United States

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Other titlesEthanol and US agriculture.
StatementSally Kane, Michael LeBlanc.
SeriesIssues in agricultural policy, Agriculture information bulletin -- no. 559.
ContributionsLeBlanc, Michael R., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17568279M

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