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Evidence of Benefits of Biofuels in Combating Climate Change is More than Ample

We have focused much of our attention over the past few weeks on the role of agriculture in both global and domestic efforts to combat climate change. The sector has many benefits to offer in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions … 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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RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that said the Obama administration “raised’ the biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule announced this week by EPA. Of course, … Continue reading

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Vilsack, USDA Offer Catalysts that Can Help Spark a Clean Energy Future

A major spotlight is shining on USDA and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week as they demonstrate some much needed leadership within the administration to help forward the role of farmers, ranchers, forestland owners – in fact, all of rural … Continue reading

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Bioenergy Solutions Deserve a Major Role in U.S. Emission-Reduction Strategy

A broad survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans. The increased yields reflect an upward trend in all of the benefits that come from planting cover crops, including reduced … 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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Post Election Engagement on Renewable Energy

Here we are on the eve of the mid-term elections. You are probably tired of robo-calls, political mail and yard signs — and ready to go to the polls. Thankfully, no matter what your party affiliation, there’s a bipartisan issue … Continue reading

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Bioenergy’s Role in Enhancing Soil Health

When more than 6000 agricultural leaders and innovators come together to develop ideas on soil health and cover crops and come away with position statements and action items, you know they are serious and focused on their vision. That was … Continue reading

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Corn Farmers Help Lead Adaptive Management Discussions at Resilient Agriculture Conference

What do you do when you’ve made major investments of time and money to grow one of our nation’s most important crops used for food, feed, fiber and fuel and the weather has changed yet again? That question was the … Continue reading

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Dairy Innovation Honorees Reflect Industry Drive toward Clean Energy, Efficiency

The dairy industry this week recognized a number of its members for their commitment to stewardship and sustainability. It’s a show of appreciation that the 25x’25 Alliance would like to extend to the entire industry for its efforts to reduce … Continue reading

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