Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack with Steve Walk of Protec Fuel (picture by AgWired)
USDA’s announcement Wednesday that it will be partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to nearly double the number of renewable fuel pumps nationwide was big for Florida company, Protec Fuel. Cindy Zimmerman talked with its vice president of Operations and Business Development, Steve Walk, about these new funds.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack at Citgo Station in Kissimmee, FL. (Picture courtesy of AgWired)
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Florida today to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with 21 states through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to nearly double the number of fueling pumps nationwide that supply renewable fuels to American motorists. The 21 states participating in the BIP include Florida, along with Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Vilsack said this is really a winner for the country.
INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Oct. 26, 2015/National FFA Organization) – This week, FFA members from across the country will arrive in Louisville, Ky., to celebrate the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. It is a time when students, advisors and guests will celebrate the top achievers in the organization, give back to the community and work together to promote the message of agriculture and agricultural education. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes interviews with the Alabama, Florida and Georgia Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year representatives. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
WASHINGTON — The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released the following statement regarding a notice posted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it intends on investigating the lifecycle impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Read the rest of this entry »
Photo: Cultivation of fresh herbs and pepper with red and blue LEDs. Using special LED equipment in rooms without light and in greenhouses. LEDs with a wavelength of 630nm, 660nm, 440nm, 445nm, 430nm,d blue leds. The basil is grown without daylight, the leds provide light that plants need to grow.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes information on USDA grants to support specialty crops as well as an update on the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
Everyone across the Southeast and the country are being invited to celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and communities during National 4-H Week which is taking place all this week.
By Marcos Fava Neves We are normally threatened by natural storms hitting the orange juice chain, some of them hurricanes. Matthew was the last one, but fortunately it remained off the coast of Florida rather than directly hitting the orange-production area. However, the orange juice chain is facing a storm — an economic hurricane that […]
A handful of citrus growers discussed January bloom and postbloom fruit drop (PFD), bactericides, nutrition and replanting strategies at a grower forum in Sebring on January 12. Laurie Hurner, Highlands County Extension director and citrus Extension agent, summarizes the discussions. “We are looking at areas where we’ve got bloom coming on. That is a little […]