2018 Renewable Fuels Candidate Surveys: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Primary

2018 Renewable Fuels Candidate Surveys:

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture 

Questions Ray Gaesser (R) Tim Gannon (D)  Chad Ingels (R)  Craig Lang (R) Mike Naig (R) Dan Zumbach (R) 
  1. Would you prioritize securing continued funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP)?
YES YES YES YES YES YES
  1. Would you reject efforts to unnecessarily restrict the marketing terms or product names retailers use to sell higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel?
YES  YES YES YES YES YES
  1. Would you deny efforts to undermine Iowa’s current labeling laws and regulations for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel?
YES YES YES YES YES YES
  1. Would you work to ensure the EPA properly implements the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and to prevent Congress from making legislative changes to the RFS?
YES YES YES YES YES YES
  1. Would you work to encourage both the EPA and Congress to establish RVP parity for E15 so that it may be sold year-round?
YES YES YES YES YES YES
  1. In the absence of RVP parity for E15, would you oppose any efforts to ban the current practice of marketing E15 as a flex-fuel during the summer driving season?
YES YES YES YES YES YES
  1. Free and fair trade is vital to Iowa agriculture, including ethanol, biodiesel and distillers grains. Would you support existing trade opportunities for biofuels abroad and work to create new trade opportunities that would expand biofuels exports?
YES YES YES YES  YES YES

IRFA recently hosted a bipartisan Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate forum. Hear what the candidates had to say for yourself at the video below.

To view the background information provided to the candidates with the survey, click here.

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