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Grassley says grid study is unfair to wind

5/22/2017

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley last week raised concerns that U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a “hastily developed” study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears “geared to undermine” the wind energy industry.

Iowa Ag Summit to address pressing issues

5/22/2017

Summit Agricultural Group announced plans to host the 2017 Iowa Ag Summit on Aug. 5 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Week of May 15 fuel and energy price update

5/17/2017

As of Tuesday, May 16th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.25 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.02 from last week and $.07 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.34, holding steady at last week’s price.

Elevated mycotoxins pose concerns for swine, ethanol

5/15/2017

High levels of vomitoxin being found in grain across the eastern Corn Belt, including eastern Iowa, could potentially cause problems for ethanol plants and livestock feeders

E15: It’s a fuel for every season

5/10/2017

These are all good signals that gas stations can get the green light to offer drivers the benefits of E15 every day of the year. Now let’s hope that lawmakers and regulators can bring some common sense and year-round E15 to the finish line.

Week of May 8 fuel and energy price update

5/10/2017

As of Tuesday, May 9th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.23 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down $.08 from last week and $.10 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.34, down $.03 from last week’s price.

Perdue pledges support for trade and biofuels during Iowa visit

5/8/2017

Sonny Perdue won over Iowa farmers with an enthusiastic speech pledging strong support for trade and renewable fuels last week during his first visit to the state since becoming U.S. secretary of agriculture.

There’s good and frustrating news on E15

5/8/2017

There’s a tankful of good news, and some frustrating news, these days about the drive to offer motorists the opportunity to choose E15 at the pump.

Kwik Trip will begin offering E15

5/8/2017

Kwik Trip last week an­­nounced its move to join other major fuel retailers in offering E15 — a biofuel that contains 15 percent ethanol — to its customers in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill welcomes U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to Iowa

5/5/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill and other Iowa agriculture leaders and elected officials are energized by the Trump administration’s renewed pledge for trade and renewable energy, following the first Iowa visit for new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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