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USDA Funds Help Florida Company Expand Ethanol Pumps

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack with Steve Walk of Protec Fuel (picture by AgWired)

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.


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USDA Making $210 Million Investment in Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack at Citgo Station in Kissimmee, FL. (Picture courtesy of AgWired)

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.


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National FFA Convention Starts Today

ffa-logoMore than 60,000 FFA members and guests from throughout the United States are expected at the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo that starts today in Louisville, Kentucky.


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FFA Members Amplify Their Voices at 88th National FFA Convention & Expo

From the National FFA Organization:

ffa-logoINDIANAPOLIS (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 »

Southeast AgNet This Week: Sunbelt Ag Expo Honors Farmer of the Year Candidates

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes 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.

Sunbelt Ag Expo Starts Today

Chip Blalock

Chip Blalock

The 2015 version of Sunbelt Ag Expo officially kicks off today at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia. Show director Chip Blalock says the Expo will once again offer a variety of field demonstrations.


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RFA Says EPA Probe Will Prove RFS is Getting Results

From the Renewable Fuels Association:

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 »

High Efficiency Lighting for the Farm

LED lighting Grow plants
Cathy Isom tells us about the new and high efficient way ag producers have to light up the farm.


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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.

Southeast AgNet This Week: Specialty Crop Grants; TPP Negotiations Wrap Up

Southeast-AgNet-THIS-WEEK-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.

Energy Bill-Part 2

Text on blackboard with money - Reduce your energy bill
In this segment on energy bills Cathy Isom tells you how to keep your yourself out of HOT water when it comes to that energy bill this winter.


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National 4-H Week Is Underway

4-H-logoEveryone 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.


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Energy Bill-Part 1

Home Heating Costs
Cathy Isom tells you what you can do right now to help save you money on that winter energy bill later.


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