Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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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...

NCGA’s hold webinar covering “A Beginner’s Guide to Commenting on Blogs”

The National Corn Growers Association's 2011 Social Media Training Program will feature a webinar this week covering "A Beginner's Guide to Commenting on Blogs." The program is generously supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont...

SD Representative introduces biofuel bill focusing on forest land

Representative Kristi Noem introduced legislation that, if enacted, would expand the 2007 Energy Bill definition of “Renewable Biomass” to include materials harvested from private and national forest land.  This change would ...

USDA predicts record corn crop

Despite delayed planting in rain-soaked parts of the corn belt, USDA last week said that according to farmer survey data and historical yield trends, 92.2 million acres of corn are to be...

Hoeven cosponsors legislation to reduce refining constraints

Senator John Hoeven Thursday announced he is cosponsoring a bill that would give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to waive fuel requirements in order to help increase supplies and reduce the...

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