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Week of September 21 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

9/24/2020

As of Thursday, Sept. 24, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.10 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices rose 1 cent from last week’s price and 41 cents lower than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.20, up 2 cents from last week’s price.

Senator Joni Ernst shares updates on derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS, and other national ag issues | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 53

9/23/2020

This special episode features a one-on-one conversation with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (on September 23, 2020), regarding derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS and other important national ag issues.

Ag leaders goes virtual

9/21/2020

Leadership class highlights key farm issues in long-distance visit with members of Congress.

EPA denies RFS exemptions

9/21/2020

Ruling brings clarity to issue that biofuel supporters say has been suppressing demand.

U.S. Soy acres predicted up in 2021

9/21/2020

A survey conducted in August also indicates farmers plan to plant slightly less corn.

How to handle crops damaged by Iowa’s derecho and drought | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 52

9/21/2020

In this episode, Iowa State University grain quality expert Dr. Charles Hurburgh shares his advice for farmers who will be handling crops damaged by Iowa’s derecho storm and drought.

Week of September 14 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

9/17/2020

As of Thursday, Sept. 17, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.09 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices fell 1 cent from last week’s price and 32 cents lower than one year ago. The national average on Thursday was $2.18, down 3 cents from last week’s price.

Iowa Farm Bureau statement on Trump administration decision to deny "gap year" SRE waivers

9/14/2020

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is pleased the Trump administration is upholding the rule of law regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) or ‘gap year’ hardship waivers, allowing oil companies to bypass biofuel blend mandates...

Delegates adopt policy

9/14/2020

Farm Bureau delegates develop language on livestock, biofuels and other key issues.

Report says White House tells EPA to reject retroactive refinery waivers

9/14/2020

President Donald Trump has directed the Environmental Pro­­tection Agency (EPA) to deny dozens of oil refiner requests for retroactive waivers from U.S. biofuel laws, Reuters reported.

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