The Iowa Feed In Tariff effort got more national press coverage in the Huffington Post today by Craig Lewis of the Clean Coalition . Senate Democrats have been “sitting” on this legislation, bending to massive lobbying by the utility industry, apparently forgetting about all those signs they posted around Iowa last November expressing support for renewable energy. It’s time for them to step up and clear the way for farmers to participate in the states wind industry. IDP Chair Sue Dvorsky said last November - “The wind-power industry is helping Iowa build our manufacturing base, create jobs, lower energy costs and strengthen Iowa’s energy security, all core priorities of Iowans, and a privilege we take very seriously.” Iowa has built quite a bit of wind energy. Now legislators should focus on keeping our wind energy locally owned.