Iowa is the King of Alcohol
I am happy to once again have the opportunity to say that Iowa kicks butt!
You may be wondering whose butt and in what way it got kicked. I?ll tell you. The butt is that of the oil producers. The boot of choice is ethanol.
According to an article in the February 18, 2006 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, this year Iowan ethanol output will equal gasoline consumption in the state. We rock.
For those who don?t know, ethanol is the alcohol that is added to gasoline to make the gas burn cleaner. It also keeps the price of gas down. We are working on ways to run cars completely on ethanol instead of gasohol. When that day comes, Iowa will be one of the richest places on the planet.
Sure, corn is turned into alcohol other places (my grandfather?s still was in Alabama). Right now, Illinois and Nebraska are the only serious threat to Iowan ethanol supremacy. In addition to this, we still grow more grain for food than the United States can use. (Note: people starve in other countries because their governments prevent the food from getting to them. The food is available.)
So, write your congress people now and tell them that you want cheaper, cleaner-burning ethanol for your car. That way you?ll be able to feed your kids some pork chops and corn on the cob while enjoying a pollution-free day.