Local Iowa corn growers, Bob Fitzer (l) and Jim Robbins (r) were on hand for the ethanol pump promotion yesterday.
I interviewed them together. They made a point of saying how important it is to them to find a new market for their commodity and get the price up since there’s been little change in price for many, many years. They’re very happy to have a new use for corn which will help make use of the huge surpluses American corn growers have produced each year, including last year and they can grow a lot more if demand outpaces supply. This should alleviate concerns people have over turning corn into fuel.
You can listen to my interview with Bob & Jim here: Bob Fitzer/Jim Robbins Interview (4 min MP3)