Phasing Out Gas-Powered Cars: How one U.S. Representative says it will hurt farmers

Many in the ag industry are reacting negatively to California’s plan to phase out gas-powered cars.

Last week the state said it would ban the sale of internal combustion engines by 2035. It comes at a time when E85 sales are growing in California and retailers are expanding the number of pumps.

Representative Ashley Hinson out of Iowa says this is an out-of-touch energy policy that will hurt Midwestern farmers and dwindle a key market for the biofuel industry and corn farmers.


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Cattle producers recently promoted U.S. beef on a trip to Japan and Korea with the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
After years of drought, farmers across U.S. farm country are getting so much rainfall that it’s dampening their spring planting progress later into the season.
According to USDA experts, Brazil and Argentina’s large drop in corn production has more to do with the economics of corn markets than impacts from weather.
According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, no part of Iowa is experiencing extreme levels of drought for the first time in nearly two years.