Before C.W. Gusewelle and the public support the farm lobby (5/4, Local, “Farmers shouldn’t reap blame”), they should read “Brazil can’t find world market for its ethanol” (5/4, A-16), which is made from sugar cane.
Has it not been proved that ethanol, especially corn ethanol, is not the answer to the oil shortage? Read The Star’s article (4/27, A-1, “Does ethanol measure up?”).
Why did the farm lobby, ethanol folks and oil companies push very hard to change the requirement that gasoline pumps had to label gasoline that contained alcohol? Ethanol pumps in Missouri and Kansas are not required to be labeled.
The consumer has right to know what he is buying.
Thank you to C.W. Gusewelle for a well-written article. Not all farmers are corporations, as some have said in the blogs. Here in western Kansas, many of us have been brought up to provide for our country, as our ancestors have.
Thanks for the kind words, and I will continue to provide a “horn of plenty” for all my neighbors.