Ernst Questions Pruitt Over RFS at Confirmation Hearing

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, questioned President-elect Trump’s nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, at his confirmation hearing. Senator Ernst began her questioning of Mr. Pruitt by stressing the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and seeking his […]

Ernst to Chair Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, the first female combat veteran to serve in the Senate and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement upon being named the Subcommittee Chair on Emerging Threats and Capabilities: “I am honored to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and […]

USDA to Gauge Farm Economics

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is surveying farm operators to update information on production practices, resource use, and economic well-being of U.S. farms and farm households. Selected operators received forms in the mail for the survey, called Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), at the end of December. “ARMS is our […]

Grassley Meets with Future Energy Secretary Perry

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today convened a meeting with several fellow senators from biofuels-producing states and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as secretary of the Department of Energy.  The agency conducts research on fuel optimization that is relevant to biofuels policy-making.  Grassley made the following comment after the meeting. “I […]