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View the Presidential Candidates' Positions on Agricultural Issues

9/23/2016

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of American Farm Bureau, has begun posting responses from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most.

Week of September 19 fuel and energy price update

9/21/2016

As of Tuesday, September 20th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.19 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 lower than one week ago and $.14 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.21, which is $.03 higher than last week’s price.

Governors urge EPA to fix ethanol rule

9/19/2016

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, along with six other Midwestern governors, last week urged the Environmental Protection Ag­­ency (EPA) to fix regulations to allow gasoline retailers to sell E15 year-round to drivers with 2001 or newer vehicles.

Week of September 12 fuel and energy price update

9/15/2016

As of Tuesday, September 13th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.21 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 lower than one week ago and $.18 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.18, which is a penny lower than last week’s price.

Week of September 5 fuel and energy price update

9/8/2016

As of Tuesday, September 6th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.23 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.04 lower than one week ago and $.22 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.19, which is $.03 lower than last week’s price.

Fertilizer, fuel prices expected to remain relatively low

9/1/2016

Expected lower fertilizer prices are a welcome relief for farmers who are facing negative margins from low corn and soybean prices.

Ethanol continues to deliver for Iowa’s economy

9/1/2016

For more than a decade, the ethanol industry has been extremely vital to Iowa, creating new jobs, stabilizing the economy and providing a cleaner burning, homegrown fuel choice for consumers.

Week of August 29 fuel and energy price update

9/1/2016

As of Tuesday, August 30th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.27 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.02 higher than one week ago and $.24 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.22, which is $.03 higher than last week’s price.

Farm Bureau Urges Support for Tax Incentives for Power from Biogas

8/30/2016

Farm Bureau is urging support for S. 3248, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act. The legislation, recently introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), would provide a 30-percent investment tax credit to incentivize investments in biogas digesters and nutrient recovery systems.

Week of August 22 fuel and energy price update

8/24/2016

As of Tuesday, August 23rd, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.25 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.09 higher than one week ago and $.41 lower than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.19, which is $.06 higher than last week’s price.

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