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The Big River Resources ethanol plant at West Burlington, Iowa, about 120 km southwest of Davenport. (Steven Vaughn photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Clinton campaign studying alternative to U.S. ethanol mandate

Washington/San Francisco | Reuters -- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels such as corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation's gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials. The move is the clearest sign yet that, if elected, Clinton […] Read more

Washington state’s drought declaration regions as of March 13, 2015. (Ecy.wa.gov/drought)

Washington’s governor declares drought emergency

San Francisco | Reuters -- Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency across three regions including key agricultural hubs of the U.S. Northwest state on Friday, citing near-record-low snowpack levels ahead of the spring runoff. Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula, east side of the central Cascade Mountains including Yakima and Wenatchee, and Walla […] Read more