Friday, September 20, 2019

National News

U.S. Supreme Court denies review of EPA decision on carbofuran domestic tolerances

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition yesterday by FMC Corporation, the National Corn Growers Association, National Sunflower Association and National Potato Council for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld...

FFA Names 50 Individuals as the 2011 New Century Farmers

The National FFA Organization has selected 50 outstanding young people to participate in the 2011 New Century Farmer program. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to ...

Butler Machinery to provide local FFA scholarships to students

Butler Machinery announced that it is an approved National Future Farmers of America (FFA) scholarship sponsor. In cooperation with AGCO, it will provide five $5oo scholarships for the 2011-2012 FFA scholarship year. The scholarships are...

NCGA, others push for free trade agreements

At a news conference Tuesday in Washington, the National Corn Growers Association and several other organizations representing family farmers and ranchers urged Congress to pass the pending free trade agreements with...

Biodiesel offers significant emissions reductions in existing vehicles

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applauded the White House's directive Tuesday ordering the federal government to move toward alternative-fuel vehicles, pointing out biodiesel's unique position as a widely available advanced biofuel...

ACE responds to presidential candidate Pawlenty’s comments on ethanol incentives

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) today responded to press reports of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty’s comments on ethanol incentives. ACE Executive Vice President Brian Jennings says Pawlenty’s stance on ethanol mirrors the thoughts...

UPS begins using renewable biodiesel at major U.S. hub

UPS is making the world greener by using cleaner burning biodiesel.  The United Parcel Service began using biodiesel blends at its most vital hub in Louisville, Kentucky this month. "There is a finite amount of...

Senate Ag sets first D.C. and field hearings for 2012 Farm Bill

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 26, on the “roles, risks and challenges for American agriculture and the next farm bill”. The session was announced by...

USDA reminds producers of deadline to enroll for DCP or ACRE

USDA Farm Service Agency acting Administrator Bruce Nelson today reminded farmers and landowners that they have until Wednesday, June 1, 2011, to enroll their farms in the 2011 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program...

New research finds no plausible land use change from ethanol production

After a thorough analysis of empirical evidence, new peer-reviewed research calls into question one of the chief claims of ethanol opponents, the negative impact of so-called "indirect land use change" as...

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