PAXTON, Neb. (AP) -- A western Nebraska farmer has been elected to serve on the board of the National Corn Growers Association.

Jon Holzfaster is a third-general farmer who lives and farms south of Paxton. He grows a variety of crops and maintains a feedlot, but corn is his main crop.

Holzfaster says focusing on improving the public perception of ethanol is important to the future of corn. One of his goals is to see a waiver secured that would allow retailers to sell gasoline with up to 15 percent ethanol, up from the current 10 percent cap. Holzfaster says doing so would open up "tremendous demand opportunities for the ethanol industry."

Holzfaster also says the organization should also remember that livestock feed is paramount to the stability of the industry.


Information from: KNOP-TV,

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