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Not to be outdone by those Coors ethanol vehicles at the DNC, Republicans will get their own ethanol-dose during their national convention this week. On Tuesday night in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council will host a "celebration" called AgNite (because you know that farmers are the first to ditch old school and correct spellings of words like night). The self-styled non-partisan AgNite will celibrate "America's food and agricultural industry with key policymakers, convention del

The fallout from that Science report that was highly critical of biofuels continues. In Minnesota, a state known for its ethanol support, a total of $1.5 million in biofuel grant funds have been "temporarily suspended" thanks to the negative information that came out in the report. The grants were from two soybean growers' groups - the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council - and were destined for biofuel researchers at the University of