Hello from the Farm Progress Show in Amana Colonies, IA. This is one of the biggest farm shows in the United States. Over 460 companies are on display out here in the middle of a corn field. The weather is not cooperating yet. It’s raining and muddy but I’m sure it will clear up over the next day or so.
I’m covering the event on our AgWired website and my coverage is sponsored by Monsanto. Before things got kicked off this morning I met Steve Peterson, Monsanto business manager for their Processor Preferred program. Steve’s pictured here during an interview with WITY in the media tent. In my interview with Steve he describes how this program has developed about 90 varieties of corn that are yielding up to 2 to 4 percent more ethanol per bushel than conventional hybrids. He says this helps corn growers get a premium for their crops.
You can listen to my interview with Steve here: Steve Peterson Interview (4 min MP3)