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Poet plans enzyme facility in Emmetsburg

2/27/2017

South Dakota-based ethanol maker Poet-DSM announced that it plans to build an enzyme facility at its cellulosic ethanol plant, called Project Liberty in Emmetsburg.

Lawmakers seek changes to rules that hurt higher  ethanol blends

2/27/2017

A group of farm state senators, including Iowa Sens. Charles Grassley and Joni Ernst, last week asked the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator to examine regulations that make it difficult for retailers to sell ethanol blends above 10 percent year round.

Farm Bureau Urges Opposition to Goodlatte’s Anti-RFS Bill

2/22/2017

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is circulating a “dear colleague” letter soliciting support and cosponsors for the Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act, which is expected to be introduced soon.

Iowa Minute: Ethanol technology reducing greenhouse gas emissions, price of fuel

2/21/2017

The new Iowa Minute explores how technological advancements in ethanol production are benefitting the environment and consumers’ wallets.

Week of February 13 fuel and energy price update

2/15/2017

As of Tuesday, February 14th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.32 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.03 higher than one week ago and $.73 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.28, up a penny from last week’s price.

USDA raises corn use, trims stocks

2/13/2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week raised the 2016/17 U.S. corn outlook for increased food, seed and industrial use and reduced ending stocks.

Week of February 6 fuel and energy price update

2/8/2017

As of Tuesday, February 7th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.29 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 lower than one week ago and $.62 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.27, down a penny from last week’s price.

Biofuel leaders trust Trump will maintain support for RFS

2/6/2017

Despite some concerns about the petroleum backgrounds of some of President Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, biofuel leaders and lawmakers predicted last week that the new administration will be friendly to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and to alternative fuels, in general.

Cattle herd growth surprises analysts

2/6/2017

The U.S. cattle herd continues to expand, growing 2 percent last year

Growers can maximize return on corn grown for ethanol

2/6/2017

It may be the start of the season, but right now is also a good time to consider the end of the season — specifically, where this year’s crop will end up.

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