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Big Corn joins with foe Big Oil to fight electric car: Bob Dinneen, president of the U.S. biofuels lobbying group, Renewable Fuels Association, thinks corn growers can make common cause on regulatory issues with the oil industry. He says that he wants a “level playing field,” code for cutting government subsidies for electric car buyers. Corn growers received heavy ethanol subsidies until 2011. "(We) think we should be working to promote the longevity of the internal combustion engine," said Chet Thompson, president of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), in a presentation on Tuesday.