NEC 2013 - Sec. Tom Vilsack Delivers Keynote Address
February 01, 2013
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed attendees of the 18th annual National Ethanol Conference in Las Vegas, insisting that the ethanol industry is critical to the success of rural communities across America. The ethanol industry, he says, increases farm income, supports over 380,000 jobs, lowers America's dependence on foreign oil, and provides fuel choice to consumers. He states that the ethanol industry is important, and that it, along with its supporters, must tell its positive story of success loudly, clearly, and often!