The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently hosted the 14th Annual Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour, bringing Washington, D.C. staffers and other agencies to Iowa for an immersive, hands-on experience in biofuels and modern agriculture. 40 participants were able to visit a fuel terminal, research farms, renewable natural gas plant, cattle operation, family farm, biodiesel plant, ethanol plant, Minnesota fuel retailer, and airport operations.

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Tour participants represented the offices of the Congressional Western Caucus – Rep. Jim Baird (IN), Rep. Brad Finstad (MN), Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA), Rep. Doris Matsui (CA), Rep. Eric Sorensen (IL), Rep. Mike Flood (NE), Rep. Donald Davis (NC), Sen. Angus King (ME), Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM), Rep. Andre Carson (IN), Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), Sen. Pete Ricketts (NE), Rep. Mike Turner (OH), Sen. Deb Fischer (NE), Rep. Jerry Carl (AL), Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA), Sen. John Thune (SD), Rep. Randy Feenstra (IA), Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (NJ), Rep. James Comer (KY), Rep. Maria Salazar (FL), and Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN). Guests from the Argonne National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Environmental Protection Agency were also present.