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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Gary Wertish of Renville, vice president of Minnesota Famers Union, says on Monday that a new national advertising campaign is fighting back against big oil companies.

Ethanol TV spots take on big oil

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ST. PAUL -- The ethanol industry is fighting back against big oil by buying $2.5 million in national television advertising.

Gary Wertish of rural Renville, vice president of Minnesota Farmers Union, said Monday that two years ago major oil companies conspired with grocers to blame the mostly corn-based ethanol industry with driving up food prices.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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