Editorials/Letters

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Letter to the Editor – Renewable Fuels Standard

By Tim Scheer, St. Paul, Nebraska Published in Omaha World Herald April 18, 2013 Once again, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the subject of debate and attack in Washington, DC. In truth, the RFS is one of the most successful pieces of legislation in recent years, because it has done exactly what it was [...]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Letter to the Editor – Farmers Ask for Certainty

In any business or operation some level of certainty is always beneficial. That certainty provides a basis to make short term and long term plans, assess investments into the business or needed changes to an operation. Our farms are no different. This year has given us plenty of uncertainty due to a drought that has [...]

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Local View: Look for more of a home-grown, renewable fuel

By Kim Clark This piece was published in the Lincoln Journal Star on July 1, 2012. Kim Clark is director of biofuels for the Nebraska Corn Board. Recently, we have seen gas prices on the rise in Nebraska mainly due to the shutdown of the refinery in Texas. In fact, gas prices from Oklahoma to [...]

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Ethanol a sensible path toward lower fuel prices

By Alan Tiemann Letter to the Editor, published in the Omaha World Herald on April 6, 2012. Alan Tiemann is a farmer from Seward and chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. Gas prices keep heading north. You can see it at the pump and feel it in your wallet. Analysts keep talking it, adding fuel [...]

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

In defense of ethanol

By Don Hutchens, Executive Director, published in Norfolk Daily News on Monday, May 2, 2011 I have found it not only my responsibility, but also an honor, to defend what corn farmers have done not only in Nebraska, but also across the United States as they helped develop and construct an ethanol industry. It is [...]

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Filling in the Blanks on Ethanol

Local Viewpoint by Kelly Brunkhorst, Director of Research, published in Thursday, April 28, Lincoln Journal Star J. Patrick Boyle’s editorial Corn ethanol: Burning up food budgets may make a couple valid points, but he omits many facts that need to be part of the discussion on corn ethanol.  Although I agree that floods, droughts and [...]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Finding the solutions to feed, fuel the world

Commentary for Feedstuffs newspaper; March 7, 2011 By Don Hutchens Don Hutchens is Executive Director for the Nebraska Corn Board, which represents 26,000 corn farmers in Nebraska. He is a former Assistant Director and Director of Ag in Nebraska and is actively involved in farming and livestock feeding. In a recent viewpoint (Feedstuffs, Jan. 31), [...]

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Ethanol is efficient, environmentally friendly, economical

Editorial in Lincoln Journal Star , March 5, 2011, in response to Ethanol Only Makes Sense in a Fantasy World By Kim Clark There are many myths and misconceptions about ethanol including it takes more energy to produce ethanol then you get back, that ethanol causes food prices to increase and “ethanol is harmful” – to [...]

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Modern farmers, getting it done

Producing more with less. Sustaining Innovation. America’s corn farmers are doing this day in and day out, year after year. Jeff Gunderson, in his editorial, paints the picture that organic farming is the only way to help ecosystems and economics downstream. While I have no doubt that organic farming may accomplish this, one also needs [...]

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Corn-fed beef is a nutritious friend to environment

Which is the better beef: grass-fed or corn-fed? More than ever before, consumers have a lot of questions about their food, and beef is no exception. They see cattle grazing in the fields and they see cattle in feedlots, but they don’t understand the difference.

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