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National survey shows support of farmers and ethanol

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A nationwide survey conducted for the National Corn Growers Association has found broad public respect and trust for family farmers and support for corn as food, feed and fuel. Ninety five percent of those polled find farmers to be trusted messengers on issues such as agriculture, corn products and ethanol -- and ethanol itself was supported or strongly supported as a good

fuel alternative by 65 percent.

When it comes to uses for corn, support was broad. Ninety?five percent support its use as food for people and 93 percent as livestock feed, while 67 percent support the use of corn as a sweetener and 65 percent, as noted, support corn ethanol. Other uses of corn, such as for fiber and packaging, were supported by 73 percent of those polled.

Respondents also spoke out about what they saw as the top benefits of corn?based ethanol. Thirty?four percent mentioned reduced dependence on foreign oil, 19 percent mentioned the creation of new jobs and 16 percent liked it for its environmental benefits.

"Nationally, this survey is great news that corn resonates positively with consumers," Textor says. "We want that momentum to continue right here in Iowa through our promotions and education that will continue to drive that message."

The survey of 1,000 U.S. voters nationwide was conducted in mid?September by David Binder Research and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent. For more information on the survey, please visit NCGA Web site www.ncga.com.

Take time to visit www.iacornfed.com to learn more about the Iowa Corn Fed GameDay promotion and see the recent winners. Look for more information on this event in 2010.

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