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DriveTime: Friday, June 21, 2024

This week's Agri-Pulse Newsmakers features Congresswoman Chellie Pingree who discusses the challenges of approving a new farm policy and policy obstacles that remain.

June 21 • 4m 59.1s

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DriveTime: Friday, June 21, 2024

This week's Agri-Pulse Newsmakers features Congresswoman Chellie Pingree who discusses the challenges of approving a new farm policy and policy obstacles that remain.

June 21 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley weighs in on litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency's tailpipe emission standards and large volumes of used cooking oil imports receiving tax breaks and displacing domestic crops.

June 20 • 4m 59s
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DriveTime; Tuesday June 18, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency faces additional litigation from a broad range of agriculture and industry groups over its emissions standards for light and medium duty vehicles as well as heavy duty vehicles.

June 18 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday June 17, 2024

The USDA's NASS reports corn planting is done and a slight decline in crop condition over the last week. A bipartisan team of senators are calling for higher 2026 RFS volumes for 2026.

June 17 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Friday, June 14, 2024

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is this week's guest on Agri-Pulse Newsmakers. The Michigan Democrat sees a challenging future for a new farm bill.

June 14 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, June 13, 2024

The American Farm Bureau and the National Corn Growers Association have joined the American Petroleum Institute and some auto dealers to challenge the EPA's Tailpipe Emission Standards.

June 13 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Despite signs of stress and stability, the Fed holds interest rates steady.

June 12 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Senate Ag Ranking Member John Boozman offered a Republican led version of a new farm bill today including increases for Title 1 programs as well as trade promotion and research.

June 11 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, June 10, 2024

The USDA reports the nations corn and soybean crop is ahead of average in every category including 74% of corn and 72% of soybeans rated in good to excellent condition.

June 10 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: June 7, 2024

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson is featured on this week's Agri-Pulse Newsmakers. He highlights the objectives of gaining votes for the committee's proposal.

June 7 • 4m 59.5s
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DriveTime: Thursday, June 6, 2024

A key Senate staff member offers evidence supporting the House Ag Committee's farm policy proposal and reasons some are calling for more "farm in the farm bill".

June 6 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The nation's pork producers have gathered in Iowa for World Pork Expo. NPPC Immediate Past President Scott Hayes reports good crowds and challenging policy issues.

June 5 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley addressed challenges facing the renewable fuel industry on a call with agriculture journalists today.

June 4 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, June 3, 2024

The USDA reports corn and soybean planting is nearing completion and above the five year average. Corn condition is rated 75% good to excellent.

June 3 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Friday, May 31, 2024

The overall ag trade deficit is growing, but USMEF Chair Randy Spronk sees hope on the horizon for the livestock industry.

May 31 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, May 30, 2024

Trade deficit climbs. WRDA legislation advances. Wage rates remain challenging.

May 30 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

After gaining approval for a new farm bill in the House Ag Committee, Chairman Glenn Thompson continues to solicit votes to gain approval later this year.

May 29 • 4m 59s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The 2024 planting season has proven challenging for Midwest farmers and some weather models suggest it could stay that way.

May 28 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: May 24, 2024

Farm policy pundits agree the House Ag Committee's approval of a new farm bill was a first step for updated farm and nutrition programs.

May 24 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Partisan sparks flew from the start of debate in the House Agriculture Committee.

May 23 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Funding new farm and nutrition provisions will be at the center of debate as the House Ag Committee considers a new farm bill tomorrow.

May 22 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Truterra announces major advances in farmer participation in its carbon program. Farm groups continue to weigh in prior to Thursday's House Ag Committee action on farm policy.

May 21 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, May 20, 2024

The nation's crop farmers continue to advance plantings in a challenging season and reaction continues to flow in to the GOP farm bill proposal.

May 20 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Friday, May 17, 2024

Farm groups and industry leaders comment on the GOP farm bill proposal released earlier today.

May 17 • 5m 2.6s
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DriveTime: May 16, 2024

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Equity Commission's work has made a better USDA.

May 16 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, May 15

An Iowa Senator expects Chinese retaliation to the Biden administrations new tariffs.

May 15 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, May 14

Federal and state policy hold the keys to the domestic oilseed industry's growth potential.

May 14 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, May 13

Corn and soybean planting trails last years pace. One farm organization calls for congressional action on a new farm bill.

May 13 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Friday, May 10

Government agencies expand monitoring and assistance to limit the spread of the H5N1 virus.

May 10 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, May 9

Electric Cooperatives are pushing back against new EPA regulations and Prop 12 is pushing up California pork prices for consumers.

May 9 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says details of the GOP farm bill proposal will be released very soon as the ag committee prepares to mark up and approve a new farm bill.

May 8 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: May 7, 2024

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow discusses funding for a new farm bill. The ag exhibit on the National Mall provides an opportunity to discuss farm policy.

May 7 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, May 6

USDA reports 36% of corn and 25% of soybean acres were planted as of yesterday. Rain will likely delay field activity this week and has damaged crops in Brazil.

May 6 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: May 3, 2024

Farm groups are coming together to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month for the month of May, and an ag lobbyist says the recent farm bill text that was released this week is a starting point for negotiations. All that and more in today’s DriveTime.

May 3 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: May 2, 2024

Reaction to the Senate farm bill proposal and speculation about production requirements for Greet 45Z tax credits for SAF.

May 2 • 4m 59.2s
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DriveTime: May 1, 2024

Congressional ag committee leaders offered insight into their farm bill proposals today. The House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to markup their version of the bill May 23rd.

May 1 • 4m 58.1s
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DriveTime: April 30, 2024

Funds from the USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation could help with a new farm bill, but may be easier said than done.

April 30 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: April 29, 2024

Today’s DriveTime takes a look at the House Ag Committee Democrats counter proposal on the farm bill, the tornados that swept through the Midwest and how sorghum producers would like to see the farm safety net in the next farm bill.

April 29 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: April 26, 2024

Washington is taking a "whole of government" approach to an unfolding incidence of H5N1 influenza in poultry and dairy cattle. Government officials say dairy products are safe to consume.

April 26 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, April 25

World hunger continues to expand meanwhile some countries push back against technologies to feed more people and protect the environment.

April 25 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Federal agencies are stepping up testing after H5N1 particles were found in commercial dairy products. USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the pasteurization process was effective in killing the disease.

April 24 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Extension estimates suggest higher crop production costs for this year and one farm leader outlines farm bill challenges on the House Ag Committee.

April 23 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Monday, April 22, 2024

Agri-Pulse Editor in Chief Sara Wyant celebrates a "hands on" Earth Day in California.

April 22 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Friday, April 19, 2024

The Biden administration today approved E15 blended gasoline for the summer driving season.

April 19 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Thursday, April 18, 2024

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson sees no reason there can't be bipartisan support and vote for a new farm bill by Memorial Day.

April 18 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

USTR Katherine Tai spent time with the Senate Finance Committee, Steve Davis talks challenges with the farm bill and the USDA Deputy Secretary Small addressed nutrition with reporters.

April 17 • 4m 59.1s
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Drive Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Secretary Tom Vilsack spent time before a Senate sub-committee and Iowa's Charles Grassley shares frustration with the Senate work schedule and hopes for a new farm bill.

April 16 • 4m 59.1s
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Drive Time: Monday, April 15, 2024

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent time with agriculture journalists today in Washington. Agri-Pulse's Phillip Brasher reports.

April 15 • 4m 59.5s
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Drive Time: Friday, April 12, 2024

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the agriculture committee must compromise before new policy can see floor debate.

April 12 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Two governments have opposing views on the size of the Brazilian corn and soybean crops and the nation's pork producers are making their case on Capitol Hill.

April 11 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

While agriculture leaders are discussing farm policy on Capitol Hill, a number of farm groups are also hoping for action on tax policy.

April 10 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Iowa’s Charles Grassley calls for Senate action on a new farm bill and pushes back on crop restrictions that could be tied to feedstocks for SAF. NCBA opposes USDA’s cuts in crop and livestock reporting.

April 9 • 4m 59.5s
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Drive Time: Monday, April 8, 2024

Members of the renewable fuel industry don’t agree with the EPA’s new emission standards for heavy trucks. Some in the airline industry are investing in the development of cleaner fuel and a Connecticut Democrat is calling for more funds for the Food and Drug Administration.

April 8 • 4m 59.7s
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Drive Time: Friday, April 5, 2024

NCGA President Harold Wolle says farmers don't need higher input costs for essential technologies and Ag Gates One has a new St. Louis address.

April 5 • 4m 59.6s
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DriveTime: April 4, 2024

Today’s DriveTime takes a look at the introduction of grizzly bears in the North Cascades in Washington state and also has an update on USDA’s efforts to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order.

April 4 • 4m 59.1s
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DriveTime: April 3, 2024

Ag Economist Joe Outlaw joins Agri-Pulse DriveTime to explain why reference prices need to be updated in the next farm bill and USDA announced it is accepting proposals for Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects.

April 3 • 4m 59.1s
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Drive Time: April 2, 2024

Avian Influenza continues to spread across the nation as a major egg producer reports another outbreak in Texas.  Iowa Senator Charles Grassley speaks out on HPAI and some farmers have concerns about soil moisture at planting.

April 2 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: April 1, 2024

The EPA’s heavy-duty emission rule is being opposed by the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations says the rule will have major implications on the nation’s economy and carry a hefty price tag to build adequate infrastructure to support 100% electrification of the country’s heavy truck fleet.

April 1 • 4m 59.7s
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Drive Time: March 29, 2024

On today's Drive Time: The White House Egg Roll will be an "EGGucational" celebration Monday with more than 40,000 guests. And Arkansas Representative Rick Crawford is the featured guest on Agri-Pulse Newsmakers.

March 29 • 4m 59.6s
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DriveTime: March 28, 2024

The USDA offered updated information on grain stocks and acreage suggesting increased stocks of both corn and soybeans. Weather will play an integral role for market prices.

March 28 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: March 27, 2024

Regulatory hurdles remain for farmers role in Sustainable Aviation Fuel and to approve feed additives to improve efficiency and to reduce methane emissions from cattle.

March 27 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: March 26, 2024

A bridge collapse snarls transportation in the Baltimore area and halts river traffic to the Port of Baltimore. The impact may be felt for some time by farmers and consumers in the region.

March 26 • 4m 59.6s
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Drive Time: March 25, 2024

Senate Ag Ranking member John Boozman says agriculture leaders continue to work for a new farm bill this year.  Meanwhile, a former House Ag Chairman isn't sure the election will resolve the roadblock on issues.

March 25 • 5m 0.1s
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DriveTime: March 22, 2024

Today’s DriveTime dives deeper into the conversations around China’s influence on U.S. agriculture and how Canada and Mexico are navigating USDA’s new Product of U.S. labeling rules.

March 22 • 5m
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DriveTime: March, 21, 2024

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack was back on Capitol Hill today. Hear what was on the agenda and get the latest on a Senate effort to address concerns about beef imports from Paraguay in today's DriveTime.

March 21 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 20, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the latest on the Biden administration's new tailpipe standards, the House Ag Committee's look into China's influence on American agriculture and more.

March 20 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 19, 2024

Lawmakers are working to make March 19 as the official National Agriculture Day. Tune into DriveTime to hear more about that and Trade Promotion Authority.

March 19 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 18, 2024

Agriculture leaders were on hand discussing the future of climate-smart agriculture and sustainable aviation fuel at the Agri-Pulse Ag and Food Policy Summit. Hear what they had to say in today's DriveTime.

March 18 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 15, 2024

Today's DriveTime features comments from Rep. Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., on conservation funding and also discusses the impact a recent pork production facility closure will have on the economy.

March 15 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 14, 2024

A new USDA report outlines the needs of the biobased product sector. Hear the latest on that and where things stand on summertime E15 sales in today's DriveTime.

March 14 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 13, 2024

The Department of Agriculture says it is investing Inflation Reduction Act conservation resources as a new Capitol Hill report suggests a way to make the money last a little longer. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

March 13 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 12, 2024

Today's DriveTime takes a look at the recent figures from the Consumer Price Index and hears from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., on a farm bill timeline.

March 12 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 11, 2024

The Biden administration rolled out its budget for the next fiscal year today. Hear the latest on the administration's priorities and what USDA is doing on meat labeling in today's DriveTime.

March 11 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 8, 2024

President Joe Biden hit on several things key to farm policy in his State of the Union address this week, but stopped short of making specific requests for the upcoming farm bill. Hear a key Democrat's reaction in today's DriveTime.

March 8 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 7, 2024

Today's DriveTime features the latest on President Joe Biden's pending State of the Union address, a new report from a House Ag Committee working group, and the recovery from wildfires in Texas.

March 7 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 6, 2024

Farmers and ranchers got some welcome news from the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday. Hear the latest on that and where things stand on government funding in today's DriveTime.

March 6 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 5, 2024

Today’s DriveTime takes a look at a final rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act and hears concerns from an Iowan Republican on the GREET Model.

March 5 • 5m 0.2s
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DriveTime: March 4, 2024

Lawmakers rolled out a government funding deal over the weekend that includes major priorities for both parties. Hear the latest in today's DriveTime.

March 4 • 5m
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DriveTime: March 1, 2024

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan were in Houston today to share updates from Washington, including what is happening and what will need a little more time. Hear which was which in today's DriveTime.

March 1 • 5m
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DriveTime: Feb. 29, 2024

Farm groups are setting policy at this week's Commodity Classic. Hear thoughts on one such provision and get the latest on government funding in today's DriveTime.

February 29 • 5m
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