By Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) And Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of ethanol produced in Iowa and Illinois each and every year. It is more than the annual gasoline equivalent production of some Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members.

Six billion gallons is enough to drive a pickup truck around the Earth six million times, but more importantly, it is enough to drive the rural economies that are the lifeblood of our respective states. Read more…