Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Omaha this week by thanking them for what they do.
“Ethanol is a very important industry, on a national and on a state level,” said Gov. Ricketts, noting that Nebraska is the second largest ethanol producing state in the nation with 25 plants employing 1400 people.
The governor acknowledged the difficult times facing the industry but encouraged everyone to continue to promote the benefits of ethanol with three simple points. “Save money at the pump, it’s great for the environment, and it’s going to help our farmers and ranchers,” he said.
ACE members also thanked Gov. Ricketts for his ethanol advocacy by presenting him with the organization’s Policy and Legislative Leadership Award.
Listen to the governor’s remarks here:Gov. Pete Ricketts remarks to 2019 ACE Conference