Ag Secretary Visits Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns visits the EcojetAs Cindy mentioned earlier this week, I’m attending the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL and biofuels is still a major topic of discussion in agriculture. Many of the booths here are featuring new products that will make the production of ethanol and biodiesel more efficient as we continue to grow our own fuel here in America.

We had a high level visitor yesterday from Washington, DC. Our Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns held a press conference and visited the New Holland tent to see Jay Leno’s Ecojet, the concept car that runs on 100% biodiesel. In the picture he’s being shown the car’s jet engine by Ricky “Skip” Tyler who travels with the car. Also with the Secretary are Alan Kemper, VP of the American Soybean Association and Harold Boyanovsky, CEO of CNH.

I asked Sec. Johanns what he thinks of a company like New Holland working with an entertainer like Jay Leno to promote biodiesel.

You can listen to Secretary Johanns reply here: [audio:]

I also asked him to make a statement about USDA’s commitment to the development of rural America and biofuels.

You can listen to his reply here: [audio:]

Farm Progress Show Photo Album

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel