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State Farm Bureau Federation president touts renewable fuels

The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s president said this weekend that state farmers should work together “to promote renewable fuels as a clean and good use of agricultural products, which now is corn but could soon be switch grass and other cellulostic materials.”

Kevin Paap said the state farm community should support both food and fuel. He spoke in Bemidji Saturday as part of the bureau’s two-day annual meeting. The speech was covered by the Bemidji Pioneer.

The Farm Bureau, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, “has and will continue to promote homegrown renewable fuels as a way to add value to our commodities, add value to our communities, to improve our air quality and to lessen our dependence on foreign oil,” Paap said.

And he said: “We have seen renewable fuels become the scapegoat for a whole variety of problems.”

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