U.S. crop boom not enough to rebuild thin supplies So... here we have "razor thin" grain inventories, prices for food are rising, and agriculture says that diverting 36% of the entire corn harvest to ethanol production isn't enough? Despite criticism that using food for fuel was driving up prices and contributing to thin stockpiles, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told the conference the government had no intention of scaling back on ethanol. "There is no reason for us to take the foot off the gas," Vilsack told the conference. "This is a great opportunity for us because we can do it all, make no mistake about it." THE CORN NAZI HAS SPOKEN!