Ag & Food Day returns this Saturday before Gophers take on Cornhuskers

The 7th Annual Ag and Food Day will put agriculture in the spotlight prior to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Saturday. The tailgate tradition brings together Minnesota’s ag and food sector outside of TCF Bank Stadium for a celebration of their impact on the state.

On a day honoring all things agriculture, Saturday’s matchup appropriately features schools from two of the top four corn-producing states in the nation.

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MCGA: Trump Admininstration announces positive first step to restore ethanol markets

President Donald Trump announced today he would be directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the law set by the Renewable Fuel Standard and offset damage caused by the EPA’s actions to date.

Under the Trump administration, the EPA has removed more than four billion biofuel gallons from the nation’s fuel supply through small refinery exemptions that were issued at an unprecedented rate. Today’s announcement reopens the rulemaking for the 2020 RFS volumes to account for waivers in the volume requirements and outlines other actions that will promote higher blends of ethanol,

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Landscape Arboretum reveals the Farm At The Arb

(The Arb at the Farm was unveiled during a festival event in September.)

Written by Jonathan Eisenthal

With a classic big red barn overlooking the scene, visitors to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s new “Farm at the Arb” exhibit can now begin to better understand how plants, specifically crops like corn, are grown by farmers today.

“As farmers, one of our goals is to help people better understand their food and food production,

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Biofuels to have role in state’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions

Gov. Walz addresses the crowd at the Thalmann farm prior to signing an executive order forming the biofuels council.

In mid-September, Gov. Tim Walz visited the farm of Minnesota Corn Growers Association President Brian Thalmann to announce the formation of a biofuels council tasked with promoting the use of renewable fuels in Minnesota. Shortly after the announcement, the Minnesota Department of Transportation released a report detailing how biofuels will be part of a larger plan to reduce carbon emissions.

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What you need to know about waivers and the ethanol industry

Ethanol has made a lot of headlines over the last month, but unfortunately it has not been good news for rural Minnesota. Actions by the Environmental Protection Agency have undermined the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by removing ethanol from the nation’s fuel supply, hurting a major market for corn farmers.

Here is a quick rundown to catch you up on an issue that will continue to be a major topic over the coming days:

The Law: Under the RFS,

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