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Iowa Sets Biodiesel Production Record In 2013

Iowa Sets Biodiesel Production Record In 2013

Iowa Renewable Fuel Officials say Iowa biodiesel production was up 25 percent in 2013 setting a new record with production topping 230 million gallons.  The previous record was in 2012 when 184 million gallons were produced. Iowa Renewable Fuels Executive Director Monte Shaw says that robust production now has slowed down because of the lower RFS volume proposal and failure of Congress to pass the biodiesel tax credit.

Shaw says Iowa is in a good position to produce biodiesel because of all the feed stocks grown in the Hawkeye state.

Shaw says EPA needs to uphold Congressional intent and maintain a robust RFS for biodiesel of at least 1.7 billion gallons for 2014.

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…