WBIA members in the news

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In Saturday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bob Oleson, executive director of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, cut through a lot of the misinformation that exists regarding corn ethanol and the food versus fuel debate.  Ethanol hasn’t diminished our corn stock.  We are still the number one exporter in the world.  In fact, ethanol has not decreased the amount of corn Wisconsinites have for food, as farmers are switching to corn from lower yield crops like soybeans.  Furthermore, unlike soybeans, corn can be used for ethanol and retain the majority of its calories.  The remainder is turned into a high-energy feed, dried distillers grain, which is a more nutritionally efficient than the original corn kernel.  Finally, Oleson points out that corn has always been an industrial crop, with only 4% used directly for human food.  Ethanol is just one more industrial use, one which is able to provide America and the world with both food and fuel.

Read the article here: http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=749120

On Sunday, WBIA members Bob Welsh, Bob Oleson and Jeff White discussed ethanol with Mike Gousha and Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

The link to the video is here:  http://www.wisn.com/video/16230697/index.html

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