Sunday, December 15, 2019

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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...

Restoration of funding for bipartisan Federal Clean Air Program supported at Senate hearing

A Senate panel was told on Thursday that federal funding for a highly-successful clean air program needs to be restored in order to continue the important environmental gains achieved during the first five years...

USDA Expects Record Corn Crop in 2011

Wednesday's  projection of a record 13.5 billion bushel corn crop for 2011 provides further evidence that corn growers will be able to meet all needs for food, feed and fuel yet again,...

Deadline Approaching for DCP/ACRE Signup

Agricultural producers who want to participate in Farm Service Agency’s Direct and Counter Cyclical Program or the Average Crop Revenue Election Program during the 2011 crop year must submit their applications by June 1...

Tractors in Light Pro Stock Pulling Class will run exclusively on Biodiesel

For the second year in a row, tractor pullers in the National Tractor Pullers Association’s (NTPA) Light Pro Stock class will be powered by high-performance biodiesel, thanks to a partnership with the United Soybean...

Panama officials sign agreement

The American Soybean Association (ASA) witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Panama Canal Authority and the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) to undertake joint initiatives for marketing, data interchange, and...

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