Familiar challenges on biofuels, environment, subsidies await Vilsack

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Vilsack & Iowa issues: No state has been more affected by the growth in biofuel production than Iowa, where livestock farms have been paying higher prices for feed, and increased fertilizer use for corn is threatening water quality. If crop prices soar again as they did this year, he could face pressure to release idled cropland from a federal conservation program.

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