Iowa Corn Growers Association leaders are weighing in on the theme of a commercial run by Bud Light beer during last night's Super Bowl.
"I am a family farmer and am disappointed that Bud Light chose to denigrate corn in their Super Bowl ad as part of their marketing scheme to attack their competition," said Past President Mark Recker. "I am proud of the generations of farmers that grow corn that is used in over 4,000 every day products from corn fed beef to ethanol to bourbon to makeup. Iowa is the number one corn producing state, and the top crop grown in our country. This attack especially hits home at a time when farmers are hurting due to challenging economic conditions. Corn is a homegrown renewable crop that feeds and fuels my family and yours."
The ad aired during the first quarter of the CBS Broadcast of the New England Patriots win over the Los Angeles Rams.
"Please leave us out of the beer wars," says Recker. "Support your local corn farmers by standing with us and choosing products that include corn!"