Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar hosted a dozen farmer leaders from across the state, with much of the discussion centered around biofuels and issues facing the state’s corn and soybean farmers. Klobuchar opened the conversation addressing the recent move to year-round sales of E15 fuel. “Sales are projected to increase by 1.3 billion gallons in five years,”says “On the other hand, we have another challenge with is the granting of waivers to some refineries. That has cost us about $2.6 billion in the last two years.” Farmer leaders were also vocal about trade, which continues to create uncertainty in agriculture.”We produce more than we can use domestically,” says Minnesota Soybean Growers Association director Mike Skaug. “About 30 percent of U.S. soybean were exported to China. When you lose that market, it just causes a lot of strain.” Listen to more.