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Week of February 4 fuel and energy price update

2/7/2019

As of Tuesday, February 5, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.08 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.01 higher than last week and $.55 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.28, up $.02 from last week’s price.

Biofuel leaders keep up pressure for E15

2/4/2019

They want the EPA to establish rules for year-round sales of E15 by June 1.

Betting on the underdog in the biofuels battle

2/4/2019

Everyone loves a feisty underdog. You know, a person or team taking on a Goliath-like opponent, going against the odds and never giving in.

Progress seen in trade talks

2/4/2019

China announces another large soybean purchase after meeting of top officials.

Week of January 28 fuel and energy price update

1/30/2019

As of Tuesday, January 29, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.07 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.01 lower than last week and $.55 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.26, down $.01 from last week’s price.

Growth of electric cars could jeopardize Iowa's road fund

1/30/2019

In about 20 years from now, the growing use of electric vehicles could take a quarter-billion-dollar-a-year hit on a state fund relied upon to finance better roads, the Iowa Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Week of January 21 fuel and energy price update

1/24/2019

As of Wednesday, January 23, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.08 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.04 higher than last week and $.47 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, up $.03 from last week’s price.

Seeking truth in meat labeling

1/21/2019

Iowa delegates successfully include language on meat labeling, crop insurance and other issues in American Farm Bureau Federation policy.

Fighting for the American farmer

1/21/2019

President Trump cites work on better trade deals, tax cuts and regulatory reform in speech at AFBF convention.

EPA chief focused on year-round E15

1/21/2019

Acting administrator Wheeler says the rule will be ready by June 1 unless the partial government shutdown persists.

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