America’s Corn Belt Bristles at $8 Billion Lifeline

America's Corn Belt Bristles at $8 Billion Lifeline

Leaders of a proposed carbon pipeline say it will increase demand for the grain and create thousands of Midwest jobs. So why are some farmers so opposed?

Corn is harvested, east of Gayville, South Dakota.

Corn is harvested, east of Gayville, South Dakota.

It hasn't gone as planned. After regulatory pushback and vocal opposition from farmers who don't want to be anywhere near a project, they claim tramples on landowner rights, Summit Carbon Solutions you have gone back to the drawing board to review the pipeline's path 6,300 times. The project's expected start has been delayed until early 2026, two years later than initial projections, with the estimated cost nearly doubling to about $8 billion.

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