Drought Prompts Missouri Ethanol Plant to Suspend Production

Poet Biorefining says it’s temporarily suspending operations at its Macon ethanol plant next week because the drought left the company unable to source enough local corn.

Production will be halted Feb. 1, the company said. All 44 employees will continue to be paid for regular hours, and many will be used to assist in upgrades to the plant while it’s off line. There’s currently no set timeline for resuming production.

Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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