Will Obama Talk Energy, Ethanol?

Will Obama Talk Energy, Ethanol?

Tonight, President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress. Will he discuss the topics that you want to hear about?


At some point this past weekend, I heard or read that the speech will touch on the Stimulus Bill, but President Obama is expected to primarily talk about other issues facing his administration and the country. We’ll have to wait and see if that is accurate, since neither you nor I have an advance copy of the speech.

It seems logical to expect that energy will be one of those issues, and I am curious to see what the president will have to say. During his election campaign, if I understood correctly, he told voters that corn-based ethanol is just a first step, and that he expects the U.S. will eventually rely more on other forms of energy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Will his views have changed, or been modified, now that he’s in office? He may have access to new information now, thus adjusting his expectations accordingly. Or will his convictions be stronger than ever? And how do you think his administration’s official stance will affect your business, directly and indirectly? These are questions of interest to the agricultural community that we may or may not get answers to this everning.

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