Vilsack Stresses Importance of Renewable Fuels

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Addressing a crowd of nearly 1,200 renewable fuel and rural American advocates at the Renewable Fuels Association's National Ethanol Conference, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack emphasized the critical importance of America's ethanol producers to the well-being of the nation's economic, environment, and energy security.

In prepared excerpts from the speech, Secretary Vilsack said, "These past few years haven't been easy for homegrown fuel and its supporters. We've had to set the record straight about the effects of ethanol production on food costs, we've worked to explain your contributions to the global feed market, and to remind people around the world about the amazing increases in efficiency you have made over the past decade"

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