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Ethanol TV spots take on big oil

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By Don Davis

Forum State Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- The ethanol industry is fighting back against big oil by buying $2.5 million in national television advertising.

Gary Wertish of rural Renville, Minn., vice president of Minnesota Farmers Union, on Monday said that two years ago major oil companies conspired with grocers to blame the mostly corn-based ethanol industry with driving up food prices.

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