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Success Brings Criticism; Maybe Opportunity

This year may bring better understanding.

Record demand, production and prices were the story for the corn industry in 2007. The success seen raised a lot of questions about corn's impact on consumer prices.

Rick Tolman, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, says the criticism may be a blessing in disguise giving folks a chance to see the real story and the great success and how exciting things are in agriculture.

"I don't think the people on Wall Street or on the west coast understand how much technology is being applied and how much change there has been in how we grow crops in the last five years," Tolman says. "I think that story is going to come out and we are going to get a wave of recognition and support for agriculture."

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