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Posted Mon Jan 28 2013: from St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Drought prompts Missouri ethanol plant to suspend production
Poet Biorefining says its temporarily suspending operations at its Macon ethanol plant next week because the drought left it unable to source enough local corn. Production will be halted Feb. 1, the company said. All 44 employees will continue top [SIC] be paid for regular hours and many will be used to assist in upgrades to the plant while it's off line. Corn will continue to be stockpiled at the plant for future use, the company said. But there's currently no set timeline for resuming production.
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