In observance of Earth Day, a press conference will be held on Wednesday afternoon to highlight the role of sustainability and stewardship in South Dakota agriculture and ethanol production.
WHAT: Agriculture and biofuels sustainability press conference
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
WHO: South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Farmers Union, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy
WHERE: SD Corn office, 5109 S. Crossing Place, Ste 1, Sioux Falls, SD
New technologies are making it possible to grow more corn on the same acreage with fewer inputs, and ethanol production efficiency continues to advance. Ethanol’s carbon footprint is improving, while the opposite is true for oil, which is becoming more costly to explore and extract. Farmers and ethanol producers are responsible stewards of our environmental resources.