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Evening Edition | Thursday, October 20, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about the regulatory reset of the Renewable Fuel Standard, future Farm Belt yields, and how to properly install snow fence.

Renewable Fuel Standard

The upcoming EPA regulatory reset of the Renewable Fuel Standard should push the corn ethanol target above 15 billion gallons for the highest annual mandate ever and allow E15 to be sold year-round, said farm-state senators on Wednesday. 

In a letter to EPA administrator Michael Regan, the senators urged the agency to establish “robust and expanded” biofuel mandates.

Find out what other stakeholders are saying about the RFS in the article linked below.

Farm Belt Yields

For decades, farmers in the Midwest and Plains have reaped ever-higher yields per acre, but “climate change threatens to slow or reverse this productivity as soon as 2030,” said the Environmental Defense Fund on Wednesday. 

The “climate burdens” would worsen through 2050, the nonprofit group said in a report.

Find out the percentage decreases in soybean and corn yields that are cited in the report.

Snow Fence

Moving snow is a never-ending chore in the winter, but strategically placing snow fence can help reduce drifting and save time and energy. 

Kristina Tebockhorst is an Extension ag engineering specialist at Iowa State University and has many tips for proper snow fence installation.

Read about installation and even consider creating a living windbreak to help protect from winter winds and snow.

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