State Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, is urging area residents to attend a "Be Ready for B20" workshop sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council March 6 in Marshall.

 

State Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, is urging area residents to attend a "Be Ready for B20" workshop sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council March 6 in Marshall.

The workshop is one of a dozen to be conducted throughout the state. The stated goal is to help the industry prepare for the step up to the requirement for 20-percent biodiesel content on May 1 and “understand the benefits of the fuel and how it will impact fuel providers and end users.”

According to organizers, topics at the workshop include a history and overview of Minnesota’s law; compliance with the law; diesel and biodiesel basics; best practices for storage handling and use; blending in the spring and fall; and identifying, treating and preventing common diesel issues.

“This is a good opportunity for local citizens to voice their opinions on this issue,” Swedzinski said. “Industry leaders and representatives from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce Weights & Measures Division will be there, so here’s your chance to let them know what you think.”

The workshop will be 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 6 at AmericInn Lodge & Suites, 1406 E. Lyon St., Marshall. Additional information regarding these workshops is available at www.the-farmer.com.

In addition to the meeting in Marshall, a meeting will also be held in Wilmar on March 7, 2018, at the American Legion in Willmar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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