By Mark Sponsler
Colorado Corn Growers Association, CEO
We have an opportunity to participate in the first significant water storage project proposed in decades. It is called the Northern Integrated Supply Project or NISP.
The decision on this project will determine in part our ability to contribute to the economic growth and the advancement of our quality of life we will have in Northern Colorado.
Greg Larson, Secretary/Treasurer
Colorado Corn Growers Association
National Corn Growers Association-
Ethanol Action Team Committee Member
There's a lot of risk in farming. As farmers we don't control the price of production inputs needed to produce a crop. We don't know if weather will cooperate to produce a crop, and we don't know what price our crop will bring. But it's our way of life and we embrace it.
Greeley (April 15, 2008) – Colorado Corn spent Thursday and Friday of last week in Delta, holding a District meeting, Safety Seminar, and conducting a Grand Opening for an E85 pump at a local Western Convenience.
FOR INFORMATION: Mark Sponsler, CEO Colorado Corn 970.351.8201
Doug Melcher, Vice President of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Public Policy Chairman, was sharply critical of new studies released earlier this month concluding biofuels increased greenhouse gases.
“I find it appalling reporters either didn't read, or failed to understand, the data in the study and reported the wrong conclusions,” he said.
The Tribune reprinted an article on ethanol (“Clouds Hover in Ethanol Skies”) from the Rocky Mountain News by Gargi Chakrabarty. Some readers responded with their own analysis. While readers can be forgiven for getting facts wrong, this reporter has no excuse. Chakrabarty is the energy and mining reporter for the News, however appears to mine her fiction mostly from oil company press releases.
Among the more obvious and egregious of the errors in her article is the assertion corn used for ethanol increases food prices and is morally wrong given hunger among poor countries.