Renewable Fuels Month Proclamation at Husker Harvest Days
LINCOLN, NEB – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman will declare September Renewable Fuels Month at Husker Harvest Days this week.
Who: Governor Dave Heineman, Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board
What: Renewable Fuels Proclamation
When: Wednesday, September 12, 10:40 a.m.
Where: In front of the Ag Commodities Building on Husker Harvest Days Main Street
Governor Heineman will make a few remarks, as will farmer-directors of Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board.
A news release and photo from the signing will be available following the event.
“Governor Heineman declaring September as Renewable Fuels Months shows his support on the importance of agriculture and renewable fuels in Nebraska,” said Tim Scheer, chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board and farmer from St. Paul. “There are many benefits to using renewable fuels in rural economies, Nebraska, and across the country. Renewable fuels provides jobs, increases tax revenue and helps keeps rural communities alive.”
Contact the Nebraska Corn Board if you have any questions or special requests. One-on-one interviews with members of the Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board will be available that day – or anytime during Husker Harvest Days.
The Nebraska Corn Board is a self-help program, funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest in the program at a rate of 1/4 of a cent per bushel of corn sold. Nebraska corn checkoff funds are invested in programs of market development, research and education.
The nine-member farmer elected Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel soybean checkoff. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.