Business & Economy
6:29 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Ethanol

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

A manufacturing plant in Greensboro could benefit from a new push for ethanol fuel by the Obama Administration. US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced cash incentives for gas stations who want to install pumps that provide different combinations of ethanol and gasoline.

The Gilbarco Veeder-Root plant in Greensboro is a leading maker of those flexible fuel pumps. And it'll likely see a surge in demand as the Administration tries to increase the number of stations that sell ethanol by 10,000 over the next few years. Vilsack says the funds come from the 2008 Farm Bill.

Click  below to hear an interview with Secretary Vilsack.

The Obama Administration is pushing to expand the use of ethanol fuels. That may benefit a manufacturing plant in Greensboro. WUNC’s Jeremy Loeb interviews U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the plan.