America’s unquenchable demand for energy in the 21st century is a central issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. Stumping for votes in Iowa and throughout rural America, presidential candidates have long hailed ethanol and biofuels as critical components to energy independence. But what would Senator John McCain or Senator Barack Obama change about biofuel policy once in office? What affect would their policies have on other renewable energy resources? Would a new administration adjust U.S. positions on global trade and agricultural policy?
In the coming weeks before election day, Market to Market attempts to answer some of these and other questions in our series the Politics of Ethanol.
We’re looking for your feedback on how ethanol and renewable energy policy may affect your farm operation or your vote on election day. Will either candidate’s position on ethanol affect your vote for President on November 4?