Willie Nelson, founder of Farm Aid and one of the heartland's biggest advocates, has officially endorsed biodiesel as the key to America's energy needs. I obviously don't have to tell you the ripple effect this will have on industries from trucking to agriculture, but you can imagine what an all-American product (made in the USA) could do for the 2 most traditional industries in this country.
Willie fillin' up
"Willie Nelson's Biodiesel," made from soybeans and vegetable oils, is available at a truck stop near you starting today. What this does is open up a whole new dialogue with the trucking community, a notoriously difficult group to break into. But for Willie, "its like Tiger Woods talking about golf clubs" at your local driving range. In other words, when Willie talks, these folks listen.
One hitch in all of this is the availability of biodiesel. The National Biodiesel Board shows that there aren't many places to fill up outside of the midwest. Yet, if you find yourself trucking through route 70, you should be all set. Let's hope this catches on and the government falls behind it.