As a farmer, I know ethanol is important to our Kansas economy. The ethanol plants we have in the state are an important market for Kansas corn and sorghum, the two grains used to make ethanol. They can also be returned as wet or dry distillers grains, a high-nutrient livestock feed.

I just saw a study that said renewable fuels such as ethanol supported almost 17,000 jobs in Kansas last year. The EPA has not set goals for renewable fuels like ethanol for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Sen. Jerry Moran should tell the EPA to do so, because there is more growth to be had from ethanol and other renewable fuels.

Brad Colglazier,