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Minnesota Ag Commisioner Dave Fredrickson visits with City Manager Blaine Hill, Jim Rentz and Warren Anderson after a meeting in Morris Monday to discuss Minnesota’s biofuels industry and the impact of a reduction in the volume of the Renewable Fuels Standard. (Sue Dieter/Sun Tribune)

Ag Commissioner builds support for Renewable Fuel Standard

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MORRIS – Ethanol is up against big oil and Minnesota’s Agriculture Commissioner says the best weapon in ethanol’s defense is a pen and paper.

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Ag Commissioner Dave Fredrickson told a group of about 30 people in Morris on Monday that Minnesota’s renewable fuel supporters need to send at least 100,000 letters to Gina McCarthy, director of the Environmental Protection Agency, urging her to drop the proposal to reduce the renewable fuels standard (RFS).

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