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Corn growers talk ethanol and ACRE

The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association has a car at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days this year promoting ethanol. WCGA Executive Director Bob Oleson says the food-versus-fuel debate continues and they stress the point that there is a lot of corn in the country, there is a lot in stock and there is no shortage for food and feed. The other point he stresses is the distiller’s grains from ethanol production make great animal feed. “We’re still going to provide a lot of food and a lot of feed for everybody.” Oleson says the biggest challenge comes from the fact so many consumers don’t really know where their food comes from.

Oleson is also talking to farmers at the show about the new ACRE program, “It’s a very misunderstood program and we need to get the word out.” The corn growers are hosting three informational meetings in August near Janesville, Arlington and Rosendale to help producers understand what the program is all about.

AUDIO: Bob Oleson talks about ethanol and ACRE 4:50

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