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Iowa farmers blast Rick Perry’s answer to their questions about ethanol mandate

Iowa farmers weren’t happy with the answer presidential candidate Rick Perry gave them today about an ethanol mandate that requires the petroleum industry to put the corn-based fuel in gas pumps.

Perry dodged questions from two farmers at the Iowa Corn Growers Association meeting today who hoped to pin down his support for the renewable fuel standard, which guarantees a market for ethanol – a product they called “the lifeblood of Midwest agriculture.

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