Members of the Minnesota Farmers Union are expected in Washington, D.C., this week to push lawmakers for an extension of the ethanol blender's tax incentive that is due to lapse at year's end. The group is also urging policymakers to raise the allowable ethanol blend rate from 10% to 15%. The incentives are vital for ethanol, which "creates U.S. jobs, reduces carbon emissions and helps strengthen our nation's security," said Doug Peterson, the group's president.

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