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Week of January 16 fuel and energy price update

1/24/2017

As of Tuesday, January 17th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.36 across Iowa according to AAA. This is the same price as one week ago and $.52 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.34, down $.02 from last week’s price.

EPA nominee supports renewable fuels

1/23/2017

Environmental Protection Agen­cy (EPA) nominee Scott Pruitt last week pledged his support for farmers on the issues of regulatory overreach and renewable fuels during his Senate confirmation hearing.

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Update (01/17/2016

1/19/2017

Biodiesel production in the United States in 2015 reached a volume of 1.263 billion gallons, declining 1.2% from the 2014 level (1.278 billion gallons) (see Figure 1). Production from January to September 2016 was up 19.7% to 1.128 billion gallons compared with the same period the previous year (0.943 billion gallons).

New study finds reduced emissions from corn ethanol

1/16/2017

A new study, released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), found that increased efficiencies for both ethanol plants and farmers growing corn make corn-based ethanol significantly better at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared with gasoline.

Duo recognized for efforts to market ethanol and biodiesel

1/16/2017

Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elev­ator Inc. in Nora Springs are the 2017 winners of the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture’s Ethan­­ol and Biodiesel Market­ing Awards.

Week of January 9 fuel and energy price update

1/12/2017

As of Tuesday, January 10th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.36 across Iowa according to AAA. This is a penny higher than one week ago and $.49 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.36, up $.01 from last week’s price.

Washington’s focus shifts to crafting new farm bill, tax reforms

1/9/2017

With a new Congress already at work in Washington, D.C., and the Trump administration about to be inaugurated, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is focused on drafting a new farm bill to provide an improved safety net and on reforming immigration and tax policies, while rolling back unneeded regulations, according to the organization’s leaders.

Week of January 2 fuel and energy price update

1/4/2017

As of Tuesday, January 3rd, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.35 across Iowa according to AAA. This is $.05 higher than one week ago and $.45 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.35, up $.06 from last week’s price.

Iowa biofuels production sets records

1/3/2017

Thanks to growing demand for higher blends of biofuels and rising exports, Iowa’s production of both ethanol and biodiesel reached record levels in 2016

Wind power line pulls Iowa application

1/3/2017

After several years of efforts, Clean Line Energy Partners announced recently that it was withdrawing its application for the Rock Island Clean Line Project to Iowa utilities authorities, pending a court challenge in Illinois.

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