Senators Joe Donnelly, Chuck Grassley and Deb Fischer introduced a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E-15 ethanol on Thursday - which would increase consumers’ access to higher blends of ethanol the entire year. This legislation is similar to one introduced in the House last month. Under current regulations through the Reid Vapor Pressure - which measures the evaporation rate of gasoline - summertime volatility restrictions are in place from June 1st through September 15th. E-10 receives a volatility waiver - but E-15 does not.

The American Farm Bureau released the results of its Women in Ag survey which point to a need for a deeper dive into what leadership traits women in ag are interested in learning about in order to achieve their goals. At the top of the list are communicating effectively, establishing and achieving goals, and strategic planning. Farm and ranch women continue to be seen as credible sources of information on the production of food, fiber and renewable fuels. Nearly 2,000 women completed the informal online survey - and nearly three-quarters of respondents own or share ownership of a farm or ranch.

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