Renewable fuels present ‘tremendous’ opportunities


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Recent claims by food manufacturers that the use of corn in ethanol production is driving up food costs have prompted a renewed round of criticism of the practice. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the issue during a news conference that followed his appearance at this year’s Commodity Classic in Tampa.
Vilsack says oil and natural gas and alternative sources all have a role to play in providing the nation’s energy needs.

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