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Ethanol and Politics in Iowa (Full Program) (Episode 206)

posted on November 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Iowa's agricultural economy has been cushioned in recent years by the upstart of dozens of biofuel factories around the state. This Iowa Journal looks at the politics of ethanol. Guests are Roya Stanley, Director of Iowa Office of Energy Independence and Monte Shaw, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Centerville, Iowa is profiled on the "Out and About" segment. David Pitt, of the Associated Press talks with host Paul Yeager about the speculation that former governor Tom Vilsack and Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller may be appointed to offices in the Obama Administration. (27:46)

Tags: agriculture alternative energy biofuels biotechnology Centerville economy Energy/Environment ethanol Iowa politics renewable fuels Tom Vilsack