Former Ag Secretary on Ethanol Company Board

Cindy Zimmerman

John R. BlockFormer Secretary of Agriculture John Block recently was named to the board of directors for California-based potential cellulosic ethanol company AE Biofuels, Inc.

AE Biofuels“AE Biofuels has a winning strategy and a strong management team. The company’s patent-pending cellulosic ethanol plant in Montana is producing ethanol from agricultural waste, and its 50 million gallon biodiesel facility in India is supplying large customers in a rapidly growing local and global market,” said Secretary Block.

Block served as agriculture secretary under President Reagen and then as an executive in the food industry. He is now a Senior Legislative Advisor to Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Bode Matz, P.C., an organization that represents the US food industry. Secretary Block was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of John Deere & Co. and Hormel Foods Corp.

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