EPA Admin and Ag Sec to Travel to Iowa-Meetings with Farmers and Renewable Energy Leaders

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7

901 N. Fifth St., Kansas City, KS 66101

Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Nine Tribal Nations

EPA Administrator and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Travel to Iowa April 19 for Meetings with Farmers and Renewable Energy Leaders

Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, lancaster.kris


Environmental News

NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY

(Kansas City, Kan., April 18, 2011) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will join Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for a trip to Iowa to discuss EPA and USDA’s work with the agricultural community during visits to local farms and a biodiesel plant.

The Administrator and Secretary Vilsack will begin the trip with a visit to a local livestock farm in Pleasantville, Iowa. Next, they will tour REG Newton, LLC, a Newton biodiesel plant. The Administrator will use the opportunity to discuss renewable fuels with REG officials. Administrator Jackson and Secretary Vilsack will conclude the trip with a visit to a 1,600 acre row crop farm in Prairie City.

Administrator Jackson and Secretary Vilsack will also hold a press availability following the visit to the farm in Prairie City.

This trip is part of the Administrator Jackson’s continuing, ongoing dialogue with the agriculture community.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

8:30 a.m. CDT Visit at Monty Collins’ Livestock Farm

510 40th Avenue

Pleasantville, Iowa

OPEN PRESS

11:00 a.m. CDT Tour of REG Newton, LLC

3426 East 28th Street

Newton, Iowa

OPEN PRESS

12:00 p.m. CDT Visit at Gordon Wassenaar’s Row Crop Farm

8718 West 109th Street South

Prairie City, Iowa

OPEN PRESS

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For more information on EPA’s work with the agricultural community, visit:

www.epa.gov/agriculture

www.epa.gov/region7/priorities/agriculture/

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