News from January 2010

Founding board, lawmakers, CSU Water Institute recognized by Colorado Corn

January 29, 2010 - 3:38pm

The 1979 founding board of the Colorado Corn Growers Association was chosen to receive the Jean Sirios President’s award at the organization’s annual banquet.  State Senator Mary Hodge and Representative Jerry Sonnenberg accepted Colorado Corn’s Legislator of the Year awards, while Reagan Waskom of the Colorado Water Institute received the Friend of Agriculture award.

Ethanol ruling seen as good news for corn farmers

January 4, 2010 - 12:12pm

Staff reports,

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement this week that a higher ethanol-gasoline blend is suitable for all 2001 and newer model vehicles is good news, said Mark Sponsler, CEO of Greeley-based Colorado Corn.

“The effort to clear the way for E15 represents a significant advancement for this nation and rural communities. Renewable fuels are a clean and secure alternative to fuels based on foreign crude oil.

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