More than 2,000 Midwest filling stations sold gas blended with ethanol.
In an attempt to help fight the 25% farmer unemployment rate that followed corn's fall from 45 cents to just 10 cents per bushel during the Great Depression, nearly three dozen bills to subsidize ethanol production were introduced in a broad effort to develop industrial uses for farm crops. During the campaign's height, 2,000 Midwest filling stations offered Agrol, a blend of 5 to 17% ethanol, most of which came from an 18 MGY plant in Atchison, KS. Called Farm Chemurgy, the movement inspired campy ethanol slogans like "Try a tankfull. [sic] You'll be thankful."
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