By Peder Ouren – St. Peter – Jan 26, 2022

Ethanol has been a subject of public debate for some time. Our farmers rely on ethanol producers to buy their corn each year, boosting their yearly incomes while providing a cleaner-burning fuel than gasoline.

In Minnesota, ethanol contributes $2.3 billion to our yearly GDP, and many farmers rely on it to keep their farms afloat.

Ethanol producers are active in multiple phases of agriculture. They will consume corn that farmers produce and create dried distiller grains to feed livestock. This makes the industry truly ingrained in Minnesota’s agricultural economy. With new technology, ethanol could become incredibly competitive as a fuel of the future.

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