Gubernatorial candidate Johnson visits family corn farm in Cannon Falls

Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson visited the Cannon Falls farm of Minnesota Corn Growers Association director Les Anderson on Saturday. The visit was the latest in the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, which was launched to raise awareness of the importance of corn farming with candidates for elected office.

Saturday morning was a great opportunity to speak one-on-one with Johnson, who is currently a commissioner in Hennepin County. The dialogue between Anderson and Johnson focused on the issues impacting corn growers in the state and the opportunities ahead.

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MCGA stressed importance of ethanol-blended fuels to reach federal gas emission goals

Earlier this year, under the direction of the White House, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to amend existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) and greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards, covering model years 2021 through 2026.

The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles proposed rule provided an opportunity to stress the importance of ethanol as a high-octane fuel source that can increase vehicle efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in optimized engines.

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First District Candidate Jim Hagedorn visits Al-Corn Clean Fuel

Running to represent Minnesota’s first congressional district, Jim Hagedorn visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont Thursday evening to discuss the importance of Minnesota’s ethanol industry for the state’s economy and its corn growers.

Organized through the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) worked with Al-Corn to invite Hagedorn to the newly expanded plant for a tour and discussion on issues impacting the state’s ethanol industry.

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Promotion events across Twin Cities offer drivers savings on ethanol-blended fuels

Over the next two weeks, drivers across the Twin Cities metro will have an opportunity to save extra at the pump by attending one of many fuel promotions events and topping off their tank with ethanol-blended fuels.

At each of the below events, discounts will be available on 88 Octane, which is approved for all vehicles 2001 and newer. Now offered at more than 300 locations in Minnesota, 88 Octane offers consumers a lower-priced,

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Senate candidate Karin Housley visits corn farm to discuss issues impacting growers

U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley traveled to the farm of Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) director Les Anderson on Monday morning. Housley, who currently serves in the Minnesota Senate representing District 39, spent the morning discussing issues impacting the state’s corn growers while enjoying a combine ride and a tour of the Cannon Falls farm.

Housley’s visit was organized as part of the “MN Corn Grows MN” initiative, which was launched to bring candidates for elected office to family corn farms to raise awareness of the importance of corn farming in our state.

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