Ethanol issues were in the spotlight when National Corn Growers Association president Darrin Ihnen of South Dakota took the stage at the Commodity Classic general session on Friday.
Ihnen talked about the importance of using higher blends of ethanol in the fuel supply. “The EPA is studying the issue and everything they’ve indicated to this date looks very promising,” said Ihnen. “They said it will probably be late summer now and we are very hopeful it will come then.” He says that is a top priority for corn growers and “this is a game changer” that will give them an opportunity to use more corn.
Ihnen also talked about the climate change issue and other important issues during an interview with session moderator Mark Mayfield which is available in the player below.