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.
Following a tour highlighting the plant’s new sustainability features and expanded capacity, Hagedorn spoke with Al-Corn CEO Randall Doyle about the importance of upholding the Renewable Fuel Standard and bringing year-round E15 access to consumers. MCGA Senior Policy Director Amanda Bilek was also on hand to discuss MCGA’s efforts to increase access to ethanol-blended fuels on behalf of the state’s corn growers.
Hagedorn’s opponent, Dan Feehan, visited the Courtland farm of Tim Waibel earlier this month. Since last fall, MCGA has had nearly 20 candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on Minnesota family corn farms throughout the state.