Support stronger rural communities

Letter to the editor – Feb 3, 2022

Nebraska farmers feed and fuel the world. It is a humble responsibility they carry and pass down through generations. As trends evolve and new technologies develop, I am excited about the future of agriculture and the role it can play in building a better tomorrow.

Take ethanol for example. This industry purchases nearly half of the corn grown in the United States, feeds livestock with high-quality dried distiller grains, and produces a clean-burning fuel. A new project now is in development to make ethanol even more sustainable and profitable. By lowering the carbon footprint of the production process, a Midwest-based company will give local ethanol producers a competitive advantage on the global stage. When these plants are more profitable, the value of corn and farmland can only go up.

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