New Podcast Compares Corn Ethanol with Carbon Markets

Cindy Zimmerman

“Corn Saves America” is the captivating title of the second installation of the podcast series from AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers.

The new podcast explores agriculture’s role in environmental solutions, comparing and contrasting the rise of corn ethanol with today’s carbon markets.

This season, hosts Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar are back, along with a team of carbon and ethanol experts, investors, and farmers. Together, they will unpack how corn-based fuel united farmers, energy companies, and environmentalists to transform markets and eventually became a political flashpoint. And do their best to answer a big question: are carbon markets on a similar trajectory?

“The old adage ‘history doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes’ is useful to consider during times of uncertainty, including today,” said AEI Premium co-founder and “Escaping 1980” co-host David Widmar. ”Our podcast shares lessons learned from the corn ethanol boom era to help strategic agriculture professionals better navigate what lies ahead for carbon markets in 2021.”

“Corn Saves America” builds on themes from AEI’s first podcast, “Escaping 1980.” Episodes are available to stream now at and, along with additional reading about the topics discussed on the show. “Corn Saves America” is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listeners can connect with AEI Premium on Twitter and Facebook to provide feedback.

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