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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 2, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner visiting Minnesota’s biofuel producing communities

Supporting biofuel production and opposing EPA volume reductions

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is touring the state to support the ethanol industry and ask the EPA to reconsider its stance on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA’s proposed 2014 reduction in RFS required volumes would result in an estimated $610 million dollars in losses and more than 1,500 jobs cut from the Minnesota economy and its workforce.* Join the commissioner, ethanol plant employees and local community leaders showing support for biofuels and rural economic vitality. Listed below are the first stops of the tour; more dates will be released in the coming weeks.

What: Support the Renewable Fuel Standard tour

Who: MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson and community supporters

Tour Times and Locations:

Monday, January 6, 2014

  • 8:30 a.m. POET biorefining plant, 701 Industrial Drive NE, Preston
  • 11:30 a.m. POET biorefining plant, 15300 780th Avenue, Albert Lea
  • 2:00 p.m. Corn Plus Cooperative, 711 6th Avenue SE, Winnebago

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m. Minnesota Soybean Processors, 121 Zeh Avenue, Brewster
  • 12:00 p.m. Highwater Ethanol, 24500 U.S. Highway 14, Lamberton

*2012 Minnesota Ethanol Industry Report

CONTACT: Michael Crusan, MDA Communications