Dear Iowa Utilities Board Members Huser, Lozier, and Byrnes: 

I encourage the board to move Summit Carbon Solutions’ hearing date to July of this year, as proposed by the Farm Bureau. This transformative project for ethanol and agriculture will ensure a future where Iowa farmers can rely on a healthy corn market. Without ethanol, Iowa agriculture will suffer. 

With a hearing date in the fall, farmers are forced to choose between our farming duties and participating in the hearing, whereas holding a hearing in the summer months will allow us to attend before the start of the harvest season. 

I agree with the Farm Bureau’s suggested hearing date of July 2023 and respectfully urge the board to consider moving the date. 

Jeff Lindsay