Last week I joined with Senators Bill Cunningham and Scott Bennett to visit with Steve Kelly, One Earth Energy, and the Illinois Corn Growers as part of an opportunity to learn more about ethanol and visit the ethanol plant in Gibson City. It was a very well organized and educational event. One Earth Energy is an important partner in the agriculture industry and a strong partner with the local community. This was time very well spent. As one of the leading corn producing states in the nation, ethanol is an important part of the future of cleaner fuels and the Illinois agriculture industry.