EIA Expects Continued High Energy Prices Through 2023

Dan Energy

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that a variety of U.S. energy prices will remain historically high through 2023. The outlook includes oil, natural gas, coal, and electricity, as seen in EIA’s June 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook. EIA Administrator Joe DeCarolis says, “Although we expect the current upward pressure on energy prices to lessen, high energy prices will likely remain prevalent in …

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Gas Prices Rising Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Renewables an Obvious Answer

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Soybeans

Gas prices just hit an eight-year record as the Russia-Ukraine conflict agitates energy markets, but the biofuels industry argues renewables from corn and soybeans remain a viable solution. U.S. sanctions and the Russian oil and natural gas export limits are all fueling higher gas prices up 20-cents in a month, 88-cents from a year ago. Here is President Joe Biden. …


Study Combines Sheep Grazing and Solar Energy Production

Dan Energy, Sheep-Goats

A recent study published in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems details the effects of combining solar panels and lamb grazing on overall land productivity. New research carried out by Oregon State University scientists in 2019 and 2020 is believed to be the first study of its kind. The team compared the differences between lamb growth in traditional open pastures, with that of …


Application Deadline for REAP Program Nearing

Dan Energy

The application deadline for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is quickly approaching on March 31, 2021. The REAP program is designed to help rural businesses and farmers to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Funds from REAP may be used for the purchase, installation, and construction of renewable energy systems, such as a …

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Ag Groups Congratulate Vilsack on Confirmation as Agriculture Secretary

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Energy, General, Wheat

Farm Bureau Congratulates Tom Vilsack on Confirmation (AFBF) — American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on the confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. “AFBF congratulates Tom Vilsack on his confirmation as the next Secretary of Agriculture. His strong track record of leadership and previous experience at USDA will serve rural America well. “Secretary Vilsack and I have …

Scott, Conaway: Bipartisanship Crucial as Energy Policy Conversations Continue

Clint Thompson Alabama, Energy, Florida, Georgia

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the impacts of farm energy production on farm income and rural communities. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott (GA-8) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “As conversations about the future of U.S. energy …

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High Efficient Lighting for the Farm

Dan Energy, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about the high efficient way ag producers have to light up the farm. 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 …


Ag Groups Respond to Trump Administration Announcement Upholding the RFS

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA-Oct. 4, 2019) — The National Corn Growers Association welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent …