Governor Doyle announced $4 million Tuesday for the building of the state's first ever soybean crushing plant to create biodiesel. Dennis Avery, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute blames, biofuels for much of the rising food prices because the demands on crops mean less available for people and livestock to eat.
The agricultural economist says a better source of energy is nearby in the Dakotas which he says houses 400 billion barrels of light sweet crude oil.
"It can be successfully drilled with modern; computer controlled horizontal oil wells because it's in shallow rock strata that are broad rather than deep."
The Landmark Services Cooperative, a farmer owned co-op, has been awarded the grant to construct the facility.