Corn+Soybean Digest [1]

Importance of Ethanol, Biofuels and Rural America

Recent claims by food manufacturers that the use of corn in ethanol production is driving up food costs have prompted a renewed round of criticism of the practice. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the issue during a news conference that followed his appearance at this year's Commodity Classic in Tampa. Vilsack says oil and natural gas and alternative sources all have a role to play in providing the nation's energy needs.