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Farm frustration being noticed

Farm frustration being noticed
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, right, makes a point during a listening session in Colfax with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey, center, and Patrick Gannon, a member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association Board of Directors

The frustration farmers are expressing about biofuel de­mand destruction caused by waivers given to oil refineries is being heard loud and clear in the White House, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Bill Northey said at a roundtable with Iowa farmers last week.

"There’s an awareness that those waivers did some real damage to renewable fuels," Northey said at the Becks Hy­­brids seed distribution facility in Colfax. He said President Donald Trump has been meeting with top advisors to figure out a way to boost renewable fuel usage.

"I know there have been...




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