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Dwayne Ehlert, 70, stands outside the shuttered Biofuels Energy Corp. ethanol plant in Fairmont, Minnesota. Ehlert, who has been farming since 1964, sold a truckload of corn to the plant last August for a record $8.16 per bushel as last year's drought drove up prices. A few weeks later, the plant stopped production, citing high corn prices. Although corn had dropped in price, the plant may remain closed until next fall's harvest. (Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)