MN Senate Passes Omnibus Ag Bill

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021 14:08

The bill includes $6 million in funding for biofuel infrastructure over two years that would expand access to E15 in Minnesota.

The omnibus agriculture bill was passed in the Minnesota Senate on June 22 by a vote of 63 to 3.

It was earlier passed in the Minnesota House of Representatives by a vote of 112 to 20 on June 19. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature. 

The bill will allocate $3 million in 2022 and $3 million in 2023 in grant funding for retail stations to perform the necessary upgrades (dispensers, storage tanks and other equipment) to offer E15.

The funding under the grant program is intended to make more E15 available in Minnesota and thereby more fully satisfy Minnesota's Petroleum Replacement Promotion Law, which calls for biofuels to comprise at least 30 percent of all transportation fuel consumed in the state.