Indiana farmers‘ biggest cash crops now include not just corn and soybeans, but energy.
Indiana Farm Bureau president Don Villwock says ethanol now accounts for 40-percent of Hoosier farmers‘ corn production.
And he says other forms of renewable energy benefit farmers as well.
"We do have a few solar farms starting to sprout up," says Villwock. "We have a new one in Tipton County that just recently started. So we're really on the forefront, and Purdue University is probably the leading cellulosic research institute in the country."