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Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Jul 24, 2014 06:11 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Grassley, Klobuchar Call for Investigation of Oil Companies' Actions on Ethanol

Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have called on the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate alleged anti-competitive practices by oil companies that include blocking the sale of ethanol.

Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., requested the investigation in a letter to the two agencies that alleges "anticompetitive practices aimed at blocking market access for renewable fuels" in an attempt ...

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