South Dakota Rural Democrats Lead a 'Sharp Turn' in Business Policy

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Merle Anderson, the 65 year old founder of American Coalition for Ethanol now 94, is actively supportingTom Daschle's new High Octane Low Carbon fuel alliance. "My understanding this high octane low carbon fuel is just a fancy title for E30's high octane fuel. I have never owned a designated flex fuel vehicle and have driven over 600,000 miles with my vehicles using E30 or higher blend since E85 came to Minnesota. I believe that working with Daschle's fuel alliance we will soon completely destroy the ethanol blend wall." 

Dream Big Like Merle and Tom

A historical reminder to dream big: A September, 1985 AP news story described a 'rural democrats and R-Bob Weber' (all SD farmers union members) pushed hardest for a "sharp turn' in SD legislative business policy direction. A summer study legislative committee recommended that a one cent tax/gallon on SD pipeline imported fuels would be a 'good business plan'. The plan eventually directed $1 million/year/plant up to 7million/plant to subsidize building a huge SD ethanol industry creating thousands of jobs and expand livestock production. 

The plan did build a huge SD ethanol industry creating thousands of jobs and expand livestock production. Expectantly, it would also create hundreds millions of additional value for our agricultural /related business resources and lower fuel costs several to fifty cents a gallon: Orrie Swayze was referred to as the main author of the plan. 

Fantasy? Hardly, because that SD good business plan or tax incentive brought Broins to the Scotland plant or Poet's birth place plus SD's billion gallon ethanol industry. Remarkably SD's ethanol plant building boom spread across the Midwest and continues to lower your fuel costs up to fifty cents/gallon and add millions to business activity across SD and other states. Tragically SD's big vision leadership role for our corn ethanol industry has faded into a 'one and done' small vision: 

Let's revive SD's leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state owned non-flex fuel vehicles on E30 and utilize remaining pipeline tax revenues assuring all SD auto owners access to lower cost ethanol's premium blend E30. We will double corn ethanol demand enabling free enterprise principles to add thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions of new wealth and business activity across rural economies again. 

Fantasy? Hardly, historically other states followed the SD ethanol plant building boom and E85 blender pump installations. Most importantly auto makers followed the SD created nation's first, legendary E85 flex fuel auto (1988 Corsica with E85 painted on the doors) by producing their own versions. Little doubt SD leadership can lead auto makers/ auto owners to embrace ethanol�s premium blend E30 for so called non-flex fuel vehicles. 

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Kiel Zinter