4th District U.S. Republican Congressional Candidates Invited to Rural and Renewable Fuels Issue Forum

Event Will Be Held on May 30 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College 

Contact: Emma Koehler

JOHNSTON, IA – Today the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced they will hold a Rural and Renewable Fuels Issue Forum for candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the Fourth Congressional District to discuss the issues most important to rural Iowans, farmers, and renewable fuels supporters.

The trio stated in a formal invitation to candidates Representative Randy Feenstra and Kevin Virgil: “The Fourth District is massive – not just in size, but in agriculture production, livestock, and renewable fuels. We believe the voters deserve a chance to know where the candidates stand on the issues unique to rural Iowa.”

Potential topics include farming, livestock production, renewable fuels, and rural life. The forum will take place in the afternoon on May 30 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.7 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 10 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 416 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.