Agriculture is Iowa’s most profitable industry and has led to wealth and prosperity for many, especially in rural communities.

In recent weeks, we have seen high quality Plymouth County farm land exceed $26,000 an acre and Sioux County farm land sell for $30,000 an acre.

In the last 20 years, ethanol has become a crucial component of our state’s agricultural sector.

One out of every two rows of corn planted in Iowa will be processed into ethanol.

As genetic technology has increased yields, ethanol production and livestock feed demand have created competitive markets for each bushel.

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