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Preferred route picked for Wisconsin, Iowa transmission line

2/22/2018

The three utility companies planning a high-powered transmission line from the Madison area to Iowa have picked a preferred route that runs along existing highway and power line corridors rather than farms and fields.

Week of February 12 fuel and energy price update

2/15/2018

As of Tuesday, February 13th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.59 across Iowa according to AAA. This is down $.04 from last week and $.27 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.56, down $.05 from last week’s price.

U.S. farmers at risk in Japan’s beef market

2/12/2018

With the United States out of the TPP, Australia is in position to reap the rewards of growing Japanese demand.

Grassley fights back against attacks on RFS

2/12/2018

Iowa senator says the Renewable Fuel Standard wasn’t primary reason for a refinery bankruptcy.

Research shows potential crop gains from wind turbines

2/12/2018

Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields have potential positive impacts on the crops growing around them.

Success with biodiesel on my farm

2/12/2018

Engines are running better, and cleaner, with the home-grown fuel.

Week of February 5 fuel and energy price update

2/7/2018

As of Tuesday, February 6th, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.63 across Iowa according to AAA. This is up $.02 from last week and $.33 higher than one year ago. The national average on Tuesday was $2.61, up $.02 from last week’s price.

E15 is on a roll, despite big oil’s best efforts

2/5/2018

No matter how hard they try, oil companies can’t seem to steer consumers away from E15.

Survival mode over, Iowa Biofuels output is rising

2/5/2018

After spending several years in survival mode, Iowa’s renewable fuels industry is set to start growing again

Small oil refineries seeking compliance waivers from EPA

2/5/2018

A wave of small U.S. oil refineries are reportedly seeking waivers from compliance with their Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations, the latest development in an ongoing battle between the oil and ethanol industries.

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