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Possible Revision for Renewable Fuel Volumes

The ethanol industry says an EPA mistake calculating 2014 Renewable Fuel Trading Credits could force the agency to revise Renewable Fuels Volumes.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Bullying Researchers; Peanut Crop Issues

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on University of Florida/IFAS researchers being harassed as well as a few issues being found in Southeastern peanut fields. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 31, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, Avian Influenza vaccines were discussed during a House Agriculture Subcommittee public hearing this week, diesel prices are at their lowest levels since 2009 which is good news for farmers, but hot, dry weather is really being felt by some dry land crops.

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Diesel Fuel Dips Below Gasoline Price in More Than 20 States

diesel-tankWith diesel fuel prices dipping to the lowest levels since 2009, it’s great news for America’s farmers, truckers and construction firms.


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UF/IFAS Challenge 2050 Project Webinar

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Dr. Tony Andenoro

University of Florida’s Dr. Tony Andenoro will be giving a webinar presentation August 19, 2015 on the university’s “Challenge 2050 Project.” Dr. Andenoro is the director of the “Challenge 2050 Project” and has coordinated with the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education to bring you this exciting webinar. Listen to the story to hear why this is an important issue that we must face in our near future.
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The “Challenge 2050 Project” is an innovative program at the University of Florida that brings students, industry professionals and policy makers together in an integrated way to address a global population projected to exceed 9.6 billion by the year 2050. The program is funded in part by the HM.CLAUSE, an international vegetable seed company dedicated to solving today’s agricultural challenges with long term, sustainable solutions for the future. To find more news on HM.CLAUSE and their partnership with the University of Florida click here.

RFA to EPA: Put the RFS Back on Track!

From the Renewable Fuels Association:

WASHINGTON — In comments submitted to Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the agency implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as Congress intended, and to abandon its proposal to substantially slash the annual amount of biofuels that are to be blended with gasoline.

In a letter accompanying the written comments, RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen called the agency’s proposal to Read the rest of this entry »

Georgia to Receive USDA Funding for Rural Electric Infrastructure Projects

usda-logoFarmers and other rural residents in 13 states could see better and more reliable electric service because of new projects supported by U.S. Department of Agriculture loans.


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Southeast AgNet This Week: Lower Gas Prices; UF/IFAS Faculty Funding

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes reports on how lower gas and oil prices are helping farmers and on new funding for University of Florida faculty. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

Florida PSC Approves Utilities’ Demand Side Management Plans

From the Florida Public Service Commission:

TALLAHASSEE — Emphasizing the value of energy efficiency, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved program plans for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF), Tampa Electric Company (TECO), Gulf Power Company (Gulf), and Florida Public Utilities Company (FPUC) that comply with the Commission’s conservation goals set last year.

The Demand Side Management (DSM) plans proposed by the utilities meet and/or exceed the PSC-established conservation goals for summer and winter demand and annual energy sales for Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending July 17, 2015

In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we get the forecast for U.S. cotton production, look at energy prices and what farmers might expect in the future, how careers in agriculture are expanding and more.

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Lower Gas and Oil Prices Helping Farmers

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Rayola Dougher

Farmers would love to know what they can expect from energy prices in the future and how policy will impact their savings opportunities. Technological innovations in the oil and natural gas industry have allowed cheaper, more plentiful energy across the country. And Rayola Dougher, senior economic advisor at the American Petroleum Institute, says we’ve been a Read the rest of this entry »

Sports Drink – Part 2

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In part 2 of her series, Cathy Isom tells us why it’s important to check nutrition facts before consuming that’s sports drink.


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