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No appeal on biofuel waiver ruling

3/30/2020

The lack of an appeal was a victory for biofuel backers, but poor demand forcing cutbacks.

Week of March 23 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

3/25/2020

As of Wednesday, March 25, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $1.88 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell $.12 from last week’s price and $.70 lower than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.09 down $.13 from last week’s price.

Financial pressures mount for ethanol

3/23/2020

Some plants may be forced to shut down as reduced driving, small refinery waivers and increased oil production send prices reeling.

Week of March 16 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

3/18/2020

As of Wednesday, March 18, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.00 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell $.18 from last week’s price and $.54 lower than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.22 down $.13 from last week’s price.

Biofuel leaders push to stop appeal

3/16/2020

The EPA is considering appealing a court ruling which called on the agency to sharply reduce refinery waivers.

Making their case in D.C.

3/16/2020

Iowa Farm Bureau members stress need for enforcement on new trade deals, robust RFS.

Corn ethanol grows in Brazil

3/16/2020

Corn-based ethanol plants spring up in Brazil’s heartland as farmers grow more corn as a second crop.

COVID-19 causing market swings

3/16/2020

Wild week marked by commodity value drops and agency closings.

Week of March 9 fuel and energy report courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

3/13/2020

As of Wednesday, March 11, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.18 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell $.07 from last week’s price and $.25 lower than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.35 down $.06 from last week’s price.

Legislature sends county zoning and K-12 funding bills to governor

3/9/2020

The Iowa Legislature moved several agriculture-related bills forward last week as it completed the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session.

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