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MN Water Initiative Reflects Multiple Benefits of a 25x'25 Future

This week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced a proposal aimed at improving the state’s water quality by 25 percent by the year 2025. Given that water quality in the state is currently on track to only improve by about 8 … Continue reading

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EPA Failure to Update Lifecycle Assessment Sells Ethanol Benefits Short

News out of EPA last week caught few in the biofuel sector unaware. The agency’s inspector general (IG) issued a report finding EPA had failed to comply with the statutory requirement to provide a report every 3 years to Congress … Continue reading

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Ag Sector and Biofuels Can Play Key Role in GHG Reduction Plans

A key mission of the 25x’25 Alliance is the promotion of biofuels as a pathway that can help take this country to a clean energy future. 25x’25 is the clean energy platform of Solutions from the Land (SfL) and SfL … Continue reading

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Solutions from the Land's 'Farmer-First' Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land (SfL) this week underscores the priority and responsibility that SfL takes in putting farmers first in developing practices and policies that can meet … Continue reading

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Time Is Now to Take Advantage of Climate Solutions Offered by Agriculture

Today starts a two-day “Climate Action 2016” summit in Washington that will bring together government, business and environmental leaders from around the globe “to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to climate implementation.” In other words, it’s a “rubber-meets-the-road” situation where world … Continue reading

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Climate Pact Signing Underscores Role of Agriculture, Forestry in Providing Solutions

The United States was joined at the UN last Friday – Earth Day – by more than 170 nations to sign the formal climate agreement that came out of two weeks of negotiations in Paris back in December. The pact … Continue reading

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Celebration of Agriculture Underscores Growing Stewardship Role

Tuesday of this week, March 15th, was marked by the celebration of National Ag Day, when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others from across the United States gathered to celebrate the benefits provided by American agriculture. … Continue reading

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California Demonstrates Growing Embrace of Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) advocates have worked diligently to expand the worldwide application of good climate science to agricultural production and ecosystem support practices. So, here in the United States, it is exceptionally gratifying to see California take a leading … Continue reading

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25x'25 Looks Forward into 2016

In this space last month, we looked back with pride in highlighting the goals accomplished and the policy advances supported in 2015 as the 25x’25 Alliance pursues a clean energy future. Today, we devote this blog to a look forward … Continue reading

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COP21 Agreement Opens the Door for 'Solutions from the Land'

Dealing with climate change is a bottom-line business. That fact was made significantly by the reaction by investors, both business and institutional, to the historic agreement reached over last weekend in Paris by 195 countries participating in the UN Framework … Continue reading

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