Wesley Clark at AG CONNECT Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

Retired General Wesley Clark visited the second AG CONNECT Expo Saturday in Atlanta to talk with farmers and ranchers visiting the event about the importance of ethanol to our nation’s security.

Representing Growth Energy, Clark greeted folks at the CASE IH exhibit on the floor of the agricultural trade show. He also made time for some media interviews to talk about ethanol issues, like what he thinks will happen with ethanol policy this year in Congress. “We need to be thinking ahead about how to fix America’s dependence on foreign oil,” Clark said. “We probably are going to need some incentives for service station owners to invest in blender pump technology and that can be done by giving them some of the credit that is being given right now to the blender itself.” So Growth will probably support some kind of a split in the current tax incentive structure to give some for infrastructure.

Clark also talks about EPA’s rule on E15. “Ethanol is not poison at E15,” he said. “So we need to be sensitive in terms of labeling. We want consumers whose cars can take E15 to use it. It’s good for America. And I think we’re going to win that discussion.”

Listen to my interview with Wesley Clark here: Wesley Clark

2011 AG CONNECT Expo Photo Album

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