WASHINGTON — Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $100 million worth of funding for new blender pump installations throughout the country. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, released the following statement praising the USDA for its investment: Read the rest of this entry »
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we talk about a new report showing demand for recent college graduates with degrees in ag programs, the final 2014 cotton crop numbers and estimates for the 2015 peanut crop, along with a story about a new health fad.
The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for introducing a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E15 ethanol, ultimately increasing consumers’ access higher blends of ethanol year-round.
“We applaud Senators Donnelly, Grassley, and Fischer for their bipartisan efforts to increase the market for ethanol producers and Read the rest of this entry »
EAST LANSING, Mich., April 23, 2015 — In a speech today at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. Building on the creation of USDA’s Climate Hubs last year, the new initiatives will utilize voluntary, incentive-based conservation, forestry, and energy programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration and expand renewable energy production in the agricultural and forestry sectors. Through these efforts, USDA expects to reduce net emissions and Read the rest of this entry »
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, conservation in California, the pest and disease threat, and pretty plants and flowers seven days a week.
A weekly look at some of the events and activities at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this edition of USDA Week In Review, better cherry blossoms, an app to fight food waste, and fishing for energy savings. Check out the informative video.
The University of Florida hosted executives from Limagrain, a global seed company, in Gainesville this week for a big announcement. Limagrain is the world’s fourth largest seed company, and its HM.CLAUSE Vegetable Seed branch is number two in vegetable seeds. In addition to touring the UF agricultural research facilities throughout Florida, they formally announced a unique Read the rest of this entry »
In recent years, computer technology has begun to help agricultural producers solve dilemmas as old as farming itself. And next week, agricultural systems modeling experts with the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program, otherwise known as AgMIP, will be on the University of Florida campus to discuss their latest findings. UF’s Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Jack Payne says this is a great story.