Published online: Jan 26, 2007
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WASHINGTON--Keith Bolin, president of the American Corn Growers Association and a corn and hog farmer from Manlius, IL, applauds President Bush and the new Congress for their renewable energy initiatives.

Bolin explained his organization's endorsement of the President's doubling of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. "This is why we call upon the President and the Congress to include a grain reserve when the new farm bill is crafted this year," he said.

"A reserve of corn, soybeans and other crops used to produce biofuels are just as important as a petroleum reserve to our nation's security. A Strategic Grain Reserve should be not just for national energy security, but for our nation's food security as well as that of the rest of the world," he added.

The American Corn Growers Association works to expand the understanding, acceptance and expansion of many renewable energy sources such as biodiesel, ethanol, wind-generated electricity, biomass and solar power.