August 9, 2016

Dr. Charles Steele Discusses Importance of Natural Gas for Farmers

Dr. Charles Steele is an economics professor at Hillsdale College. In 2015, he co-authored “Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure and Its Impact on Michigan and Ohio Agriculture,” a white paper published by the Ohio State Grange analyzing the benefits of natural gas infrastructure development for agriculture in Michigan and Ohio.

Dr. Steele recently joined CEPI for a discussion on how access to natural gas provides a number of positive impacts for farmers in the Midwest, particularly through reducing the price of fertilizers and other farming supplies. As he relates, “From what we’ve seen, natural gas provides the most hopeful outlook for controlling energy costs, both direct and indirect.”