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USDA Re-Organization Must Align with 21st Century U.S. Agriculture

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan for reorganizing USDA, which is now subject to a public comment period that ends June 14, would create an under secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, realign department agencies under an under secretary … Continue reading

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Perdue Confirmation Hearing Underscores Role of Ag in the 21st Century

Today a confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, is finally taking place. Assuming he is eventually confirmed by the Senate, he will take the helm of a federal agency whose constituencies and … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Programs Can Help Meet Goals Espoused by the President

President Trump was generally lauded for the tone of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, when he offered a more positive and optimistic assessment of the nation’s future than he had in his inaugural address or … Continue reading

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Solutions from the Land: A New Way Forward

As the incoming administration contemplates the path forward for America’s energy, agriculture, conservation and climate polices, it will be important to carefully assess the role that farms, ranches and forests – our nation’s working lands – can play in meeting … Continue reading

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25x'25 Alliance Work in 2015: Onward Towards the Goal

This year has brought with it mammoth challenges to the renewable energy sector, whether it is misguided EPA proposals to drastically cut biofuel blending requirements or moves in a number of state legislatures to weaken or kill state Renewable Portfolio … Continue reading

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25x'25 Moves to SfL, But Its Critical Core Mission Remains the Same

This week leaders of the 25x’25 Alliance announced that the clean energy advocacy group was transitioning to become a special project of Solutions from the Land (SfL). 25x’25 is now heading into its second decade, and SfL is the right … Continue reading

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Now Is Not the Time to Retreat on Key Renewable Energy Program Funding

Once again, renewable energy stakeholders and advocates brace themselves as Congress begins its annual process of considering and amending appropriation bills that fund the operations of government. Of particular concern are indications that appropriators on Capitol Hill want to scale … Continue reading

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Low Gas Prices Should Not Obscure Need to Address U.S. Energy Security Concerns

Much of America is feeling pretty comfortable driving through the holiday season and seeing gas prices hitting new lows. What’s not to love about paying $2.50 for a gallon of gas that back on the Fourth of July went for … Continue reading

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Ag Census Demonstrates Real Growth in Renewables from Farms and Ranches

The mission of the 25x’25 Alliance has been consistent since its inception 10 years ago: promote to policy makers and regulators the role of farms, ranches and forestlands in developing clean, sustainable sources of energy to help meet a growing … Continue reading

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Family Farms Play Key Role in Achieving the 25x'25 Renewable Energy Vision

In observation of the International Year of the Family Farmer, the following blog was written for the National Farmers Union by 25x’25 executive committee co-chairs Read Smith, a Washington state grain grower and former president of the National Association of … Continue reading

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