Minnesota Corn Growers say corn ethanol is critical to rural economy

June 14, 2012 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association claims that corn ethanol production is saving its rural economy. The largest benefits have been economic stimulation and job creation in areas where jobs were previously difficult to find.

Minnesota currently boasts over 20 ethanol biorefineries which MCGA attributes to demand created by the Renewable Fuels Standard. The RFS requires that by 2022, the U.S fuel market blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels with up to 15 billion gallons produced from corn-based ethanol.

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