As a farmer in Iowa one of my biggest concerns is always having a market for the products I grow.

Years ago, before the ethanol boom, I can remember times when it was difficult to deliver but one load of corn in a day to a river terminal or processor.

The day would involve loading the truck, driving to the unload destination and wait your turn to unload and in some cases turned into a 14-hour day.

9/11 changed everything and this country realized its dependence on fossil fuels and the ethanol boom began.

Grow your own energy. Since the start, the industry has become extremely efficient not only at converting starches to energy but also growing corn specifically.

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