Debate over the nation’s energy policies is music to the ears of an industry in the state that supports alternative fuel production. Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry has debuted his plan to combat rising fuel prices in the U.S. Missouri Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Gary Marshall is glad to hear the debate. Marshall says while high gas prices cut into consumers’ pocketbooks, they do actually help the corn-based ethanol industry in this state. Marshall says demand for alternative fuels is expected to continue growing. He hopes whomever winds up in the White House will make it a priority in the coming years.