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Week of August 14 fuel and energy price update

8/16/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 15th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.31 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same price as last week and $.15 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.35, down a penny from last week’s price.

Brazil expected to adopt ethanol quota

8/14/2017

The Brazilian government is likely to adopt a quota system for ethanol imports, allowing 600 million liters (approximately 158.5 million gallons) into the country per year free of tax and imposing a 20 percent tariff on volumes in excess of that quota

NAFTA and U.S. Ethanol and DDGs Exports to Canada and Mexico

8/10/2017

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, established in 1994, has reduced barriers to trade and investment among the three North American countries.

Week of August 7 fuel and energy price report

8/9/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 8th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.31 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.03 cents from last week and $.17 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.36, up $.03 from last week’s price.

Iowans urge EPA to keep robust RFS

8/7/2017

Iowa lawmakers, biofuel leaders and farmers last week urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain a robust Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to support rural economies, reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil and provide consumers more choices at the pump.

Impact of Agricultural Research and Development on Farmers

8/2/2017

Agriculture research has driven major increases in input/output margins since the late 1940’s.

Week of July 31 fuel and energy price update

8/2/2017

As of Tuesday, Aug. 1st, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.24 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.04 cents from last week and $.13 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.32, up a $.04 from last week’s price.

Court says EPA erred on RFS

7/31/2017

The U.S. appeals court handed the ethanol industry a victory last week

Week of July 24 fuel and energy price update

7/26/2017

As of Tuesday, July 25th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.20 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up a penny from last week and $.07 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.28, up a penny from last week’s price.

Week of July 17 fuel and energy price update

7/19/2017

As of Tuesday, July 18th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same as last week and $.02 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, up a penny from last week’s price.

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