Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged the agricultural sector to defend homegrown ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard against attacks by oil-producing states and their allies. "This is an important industry to agriculture. It's an important industry to consumers of this country because you absolutely pay less at the pump because we have a healthy renewable fuels industry," he said, adding that the RFS is "the linchpin" of a thriving biofuel industry.

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