Minnesota Governor Tim Walz made a stop at Farmfest to discuss the drought and other agricultural issues. The recent implementation of the Clean Cars initiative may have caused heartburn in agricultural circles, but, Walz did not shy away from that topic. “I wanted E15 year round and I wanted E15 to be the mandate in Minnesota and we have the opportunity to do that (in the next legislative session) so for many of them, they cooled their jets on that.” Walz said he supports an “all of the above” strategy that includes biofuels. “I think some of the sting has been taken out of that, but I just wish it hadn’t been ginned up so it became so divisive because it took us off mission on E15.”
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