Sups hear from pipeline proponent

Hardin County Supervisors from left, BJ Hoffman, Lance Granzow and Renee McClellan heard public comment from farmer Dennis Friest during their weekly meeting Monday.

During the public comment portion of the Hardin County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday, farmer Dennis Friest spoke in favor of CO2 pipelines, two of which are slated to cross the county.

Friest is a life-long resident and fourth-generation farmer near Radcliffe. “I want to address ethanol, and especially how important it is for me as a farmer,” he began, noting that he is president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. “We’ve addressed the pipeline issue and all kinds of policy issues for many years.”

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