Oct. 09, 2022

By Tom Dorr, former undersecretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, former president & CEO of the U.S. Grains Council, and a Northwest Iowa landowner.

Recently, the news service Reuters took the rare step of withdrawing an entire story that inaccurately interpreted data comparing emissions from ethanol production to traditional oil refineries. That story started with a fundamentally flawed premise questioning the benefits of the ethanol industry. From there, they were provided information by organizations who are actively working to eliminate ethanol altogether.

Unfortunately, that approach has too often been utilized around another new value-added agriculture opportunity, the carbon capture, transportation, and storage projects that have been proposed across the Midwest.

I represent one of the many voices that have often been ignored in this debate – that of an impacted landowner who recognizes the significant benefits of these infrastructure investments and happily signed an easement agreement to help my community realize those benefits.

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