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January 05, 2012

Ethanol industry sees a victory in caucus results

By PHILIP BRASHER Gannett Washington Bureau Corn growers and ethanol producers have long counted on the Iowa caucuses to guarantee the industry had political clout in Washington. There was little in the results Tuesday that should be disappointing. Two of the candidates the industry was most worried about — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota [...]

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January 03, 2012

Renewable Fuels Association releases voter guide

Radio Iowa by Dar Danielson With days to go before the Iowa Caucuses, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has released a voter guide on issues related to ethanol. Association executive director, Monte Shaw, says the most important question is where the candidates stand on the renewable fuels standard (RFS). “Especially with the ethanol blender’s [...]

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December 28, 2011

Renewable Fuels Caucus Voter Guide Released

N E W S  R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Monte Shaw 515-252-6249 December 28, 2011   Renewable Fuels Caucus Voter Guide Released Ten Thousand Iowa Households Receive Timely Facts on Vital Issues   JOHNSTON, IA – The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today announced the release of the [...]

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December 16, 2011

Mitt Romney, Remarks On Ethanol In Sioux City, IA, 12/16/11

“There’s another thing I’d like to do, and I know this is also controversial.  I know some of my friends think we should just not worry about ethanol.  I actually like the fact that ethanol is part of our energy mix.  I know that, at least in my view, that ethanol is an important part [...]

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December 05, 2011

Des Moines Register: Corn growers rate presidential candidates; Gingrich gets top marks

Des Moines Register By Dan Piller Newt Gingrich earned straight A’s on agriculture, energy, trade and other policies measured by the Iowa Corn Growers Association. “This is a tool for farmers and voters, not an endorsement,” Corn Growers president Kevin Ross of Underwood. Rick Santorum got an A-minus and President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt [...]

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November 16, 2011

IRFA Calls On Rep. Bachmann to Tell Iowans Where She Stands on Renewable Fuels Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact:   Monte Shaw November 15, 2011 515-252-6249 IRFA Calls On Rep. Bachmann to Tell Iowans Where She Stands on Renewable Fuels Standard   Presidential Candidate Has Dodged Issue of Great Importance to Iowans   JOHNSTON, IA – With presidential candidate Michele Bachmann traveling throughout Iowa this week, the Iowa Renewable Fuels [...]

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November 16, 2011

Des Moines Register: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Accuses Michele Bachmann of Dodging Questions

Updated: Iowa Renewable Fuels Association accuses Michele Bachmann of dodging questions Jason Noble Updated at 4 p.m. with the Bachmann campaign’s response The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann today accusing her of dodging questions about the federal renewable fuels standard. The letter, signed by association president Walt Wendland, [...]

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November 14, 2011

IRFA Calls On Gov. Perry to Reconsider 20 More Years of Oil Subsidies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Press Contact:   Monte Shaw November 14, 2011                                                                                                                                 515-252-6249   IRFA Calls On Gov. Perry to Reconsider 20 More Years of Oil Subsidies   Perry Energy Plan Puts Oil in “Most Favored” Position   JOHNSTON, IA – With presidential candidate Rick Perry returning to Iowa today, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) [...]

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November 11, 2011

A Logical Solution from Trustworthy Sources? It is Possible

From Corn Commentary By Cathryn Posted: November 7, 2011 What advice do retired generals and admirals have for federal officials looking to improve national security?  If you want a safer tomorrow for Americans, start fueling more cars with ethanol today. According to a report released by a nonprofit research organization on the findings of the Military [...]

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November 11, 2011

IEA report predicts rising oil prices, addresses subsidy issues

Ethanol Producer Magazine By Kris Bevill | November 10, 2011 The International Energy Agency’s latest World Energy Outlook predicts a rise in global oil demand of nearly 15 percent over the next 24 years, up to 99 million barrels per day in 2035, due to economic growth and rising populations. The world’s vehicle fleet is expected to [...]

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