Monthly Archives: October 2013

USDA Agroforestry Effort Shows Ag, Forestry Sector Commitment to Sustainability

The U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors have drawn some questionable, if not contradictory, criticism for their production of renewable energy feedstocks. In some circles, for example, it is claimed that corn production is insufficient to meet our food, feed, fiber … Continue reading

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White House Must Hold Course on RFS

The disclosure earlier this month that EPA was considering a significant reduction in volume blending requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has drawn some strong reaction from the biofuels industry – and rightly so. Media reports of a … Continue reading

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National Bioenergy Day Underscores Key Renewable Energy Resource

A critical and growing sector relied upon to help meet this country’s energy needs is the bioenergy industry, a wide array of companies and other enterprises that produce electricity and heat generated from wood and other organic materials. To raise … Continue reading

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Shutdown, Farm Bill Inaction Undermines Rural Clean Energy Initiatives

Last week’s expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill and the shutdown of the government due to partisan conflict in Congress have hobbled clean energy initiatives that have helped boost the economy of rural America and facilitated this country’s path forward … Continue reading

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U.S. Ag Sector Positioned to Meet Challenges of a Changing Climate

The release this week of the latest assessment of climate conditions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has generated a lot of media traffic over the degree of certainty the multinational panel has ascribed to human activity as the … Continue reading

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