Northey: Renewable fuels important to Iowa's economy - Estherville Daily News

By Michael Tidemann

SUPERIOR - It wasn't that many years ago when there was $2 corn and $100 oil. What changed that was ethanol.

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey Wednesday told attendees at the Green Plains Superior open house how renewable fuels have helped level the playing field for farmers.

Today, Iowa has 41 ethanol plants producing 3.7 billion gallons of fuel annually, Northey said. And that's a huge step in the ongoing progress for agriculture, Northey said.

"We all just lived through one of those big changes" Northey said of the advent of the renewable fuel industry.

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