When the Verizon IndyCar Series comes to the Iowa Speedway on July 10th, it will mark the tenth year that Iowa Corn has sponsored the event. The IndyCars run on E85, the blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent regular gasoline. Iowa Corn Board president Mark Heckman of West Liberty says their sponsorship of... Read more »

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was under fire during a House Science Committee hearing on Wednesday.  The hearing examined the EPA’s regulatory agenda and the scientific justifications for the regulations. Michigan Representative John Moolenaar pressed the Administrator on the final Clean Water Rule, formerly referred to as Waters of the US (WOTUS).  “I think it’s a... Read more »

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says time is running out for Congress to pass a national GMO labeling bill, “And if they are not able to get something done then we are going to have, essentially, a de facto labeling law set by one or more states and by a number of companies making the decision on their... Read more »

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Opposing viewpoints on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) were aired Wednesday during a House Energy subcommittee hearing in Washington. Chet Thompson, president of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, made it clear where his group stands. “The time has come for Congress to repeal the RFS and let the biofuels industry stand or fall on... Read more »

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The heat wave is wearing on farmers in the Midwest. Blake Hurst, President of the Missouri Farm Bureau, says it’s one of biggest topic of conversation this week at headquarters in Jefferson City. “We’ve got people from all over the state that come to our resolutions meeting and we started off the meeting by going... Read more »

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