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Week of September 11 fuel and energy price update

9/14/2017

As of Monday, Sept. 11th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.54 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down 1 cent from last week and $.32 higher than one year ago. The national average on Monday was $2.68, up $.02 from last week’s price.

E15: It’s too good to stop using in the summertime

9/11/2017

OK, now I can admit it. I was tempted to slip up a time or two this summer and fill up my car with E15 instead of the normal 10 percent blend.

Vietnam resumes buying DDGS from U.S.

9/11/2017

Vietnam will resume imports of U.S. distillers dried grains (DDGS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced last week.

Week of September 4 fuel and energy price update

9/6/2017

As of Tuesday, Sept. 5th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.55 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.20 from last week and $.32 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.66, up $.26 from last week’s price.

Farm Bureau Calls on EPA to Up the Advanced Biofuels Requirement for 2018

9/6/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation is giving the Environmental Protection Agency a thumbs-up for its proposal to keep the 2018 conventional biofuels level at 15 billion gallons, as called for in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Hurricane to have far-reaching impact on agriculture

9/5/2017

After slamming farms and ranches on the Texas Gulf Coast last week, Hurricane Harvey will continue to have far-reaching and lingering impacts for crops and livestock in Texas and across the country.

IFBF calls for higher advanced biofuels requirement

9/5/2017

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to reduce the level of advanced biofuels required in the Renewable Fuel Standard will undermine the goals set by Congress to increase market access for biofuels and slow the development of soybean-based biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol, the Iowa Farm Bureau said last week in official comments on the RFS.

FMCSA Changes to Hazardous Materials Safety Program Requirements for Ammonia

8/31/2017

On Aug. 29, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted changes on its website and began outreach to carriers of anhydrous ammonia that a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) is no longer required when domestically transporting anhydrous ammonia.

Week of August 28 fuel and energy price update

8/30/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 29th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.35 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.05 from last week and $.08 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.40, up $.06 from last week’s price.

EPA Lowers Proposed Volume Standards for RFS

8/29/2017

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released Proposed Volume Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019. This proposal includes volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, biomass-based diesel and total renewable fuel for 2018.

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