http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Corn reserves hit over-15-year low, could raise prices for food, ethanol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corn-reserves-hit-over-15-year-low-could-raise-prices-food-ethanol <p>The <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">U.S. Department of Agriculture</a> is reporting that reserves of corn have hit their lowest level in over 15 years.</p><p>The high demand for corn could put upward pressure on food prices in 2011.</p><p>The USDA says demand for corn in the ethanol industry is up 50 million bushels after record-high production in December and January.</p><p>That has left the United States with the lowest surplus of corn since 1996.</p> Wed, 09 Feb 2011 19:32:40 +0000 Adam Allington 496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corn reserves hit over-15-year low, could raise prices for food, ethanol