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081512DEBATE
6:52 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Lt. Governor candidates square off at State Fair

Indiana's candidates for lieutenant governor had their only scheduled debate Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

Indiana's drought and the ethanol industry took center stage as the running mates in this year’s gubernatorial race took shared their views Wednesday at the Indiana State Fair in their only scheduled debate.  

As severe drought impacts most of Indiana, a debate over where the corn that does survive should go exists not just in the state but across the country.  And the ethanol industry is a major part of that debate.  Up to 40 percent of U-S corn crops could be needed to fulfill the federal government’s mandate for ethanol usage.  

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