U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota wrote much of an energy section of the Senate-passed farm bill. Here, he is watched by Under Secretary Doug O’Brien of the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a Farmfest forum. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Leaders renew debate about renewable fuels
REDWOOD FALLS — The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different.
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson reminded those at Farmfest this week that years ago the Minnesota Legislature voted to mandate that gasoline sold in the state contain 10 percent ethanol, a corn-based fuel that has since expanded nationally.
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