(Posted Fri. Aug 10th, 2012)
Aug. 10: This week, National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman shared the farmer’s perspective to the American Coalition for Ethanol’s conference while addressing the group on the 2012 corn crop, the drought and NCGA’s support for ethanol and all markets for U.S. corn.
Speaking on Friday morning, Tolman stressed the importance of withholding judgment on the final size of the total corn crop until more complete information is available and harvest is complete. Reiterating NCGA’s support for the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Standard, he reminded attendees that a few short months ago it appeared that farmers would produce a record crop, far exceeding forecast demand. Despite the significant short-term impact of the drought, he noted that conditions will improve, production will increase and ethanol will remain a key market for corn.
ACE, which held its conference in Omaha, Neb., was formed in 1988 to bring together a wide range of groups in support of ethanol. Uniting agricultural producers, commodity and farm organizations, ethanol producers, rural electric cooperatives, businesses, and individuals, ACE acts as the grassroots voice on behalf of more than 1,500 members nationwide.
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