A 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial candidate visited POET Biorefining in Laddonia last Tuesday as part of her Restore Values to Missouri Tour.
While in Laddonia, Catherine Hanaway, who is running as a Republican, learned about POET and the ethanol fuel industry during an hour long presentation. She also took time to tour one of POET’s 27 plants that contributes to making 1.6 billion of fuel across the company.
It was noted during her visit that POET in Laddonia did $160 mil-lion in economic activity last year.
Hanaway issued a press release in time of her visit where she noted her pro-agriculture focus of standing up to the EPA and expanding legal protections. The second issue involves her support to eliminate punitive damages in lawsuits against farmers that arise from farming and other lawsuits associated with it.
“I have spent the past year of this campaign promising that, as Governor, a major goal will be to make Missouri the No. 1 agribusiness state in the nation,” Hanaway said. “Whether it is the out-of-control EPA, government bureaucrats or big-city trial attorneys, Missouri farmers face far too many hurdles. These measures are designed to reduce those hurdles and allow Missouri farmers to run their businesses without outside intervention.”
Hanaway, who is a former federal prosecutor, grew up in rural Missouri showing horses in 4-H, hoeing beans, and detassling corn.