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GACSA Strategic Plan Underscores Importance of Climate Smart Agriculture

(Solutions from the Land)  The Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco brought much attention to the efforts underway by the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) to promote changes

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Conservation Helps the Ag Economy, but Farmers Bear All of the Costs

by Scott Henry (Des Moines Register)  … A study from Environmental Defense Fund and managerial accounting firm K·Coe Isom AgKnowledge finds that conservation can boost farm profitability. The analysis includes detailed financial

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Operating Performance of a Tractor Engine of Emissions Standard EU IV in Biodiesel Operation

by Thomas Sadlowski, Volker Wichmann, Bert Buchholz and Markus Winkler  (ATZ OffHighway)  The use of pure biofuels in agricultural machinery offers the opportunity to reduce the use of fossil fuels. These engines are largely fuelled by

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ADM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Founded in 1902 and NYSE listed Since 1924, ADM is one of the premier global agribusinesses and a leading food ingredient provider with 31,000 employees, serving 170 countries and

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

The Arid West Moves East, with Big Implications for Agriculture

by Joe Wertz (NPR/StateImpact Oklahoma)  The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map that divides the North American continent into arid Western regions

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Horticulture Industry’s Age Problem Is Bigger than You Think

by Adrian Higgins (Washington Post) … And to state something so apparent it seems forgotten: Everyone needs plants. Plants feed us, oxygenate us, heal us, shade us and clothe us.

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

GAF 2018: From Precision Farming to Fuel Cell Challenges

by Laís F. Thomaz*(Advanced Biofuels USA) The Global Agribusiness Forum event took place on July 23 and 24 2018 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil, and brought together

August 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

FAO Offers CSA Sourcebook to Guide Policy Makers, Program Managers

(North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  A digitized sourcebook that offers a wide range of knowledge and expertise on the concept of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is among a series of products put

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Future of Agriculture: Report to Address Climate Change Impacts on Hoosier Farms

(Purdue University) Hoosier farmers will have to adapt management practices and the types of crops they plant over the next several decades as they deal with the repercussions of climate

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

National FFA Organization and Microsoft Announce Initiative to Bring Transformational Innovation to over 650,000 Students Bationwide

(Microsoft)  The National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp., on Thursday announced their collaboration to bring innovative technology, science, research and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of the more than 650,000 FFA student

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Taxes on Agriculture Could Lead to More Food Insecurity than Climate Change Itself

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis/Phys.Org)  New IIASA-led research has found that a single climate mitigation scheme applied to all sectors, such as a global carbon tax, could have a serious

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Applications Open Until 08/13 for AgTech Startups to Participate in First Phase of AgLaunch365

(AgLaunch)  Farm-Centric Program Assists in Field Trials & Attracting Investment   —  AgLaunch Initiative is excited to announce applications are open for Phase I of its nationally recognized commercialization approach – AgLaunch365.  The

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Archer Daniels Midland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to BASF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the strategic plans, progress and future milestones of BASF, a major stakeholder in the Advanced Bioeconomy? In this slide deck, BASF gets into technologies, results, horizons,

June 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan Concept Paper

(California Air Resources Board | California Environmental Protection Agency California Department of Food and Agriculture | California Natural Resources Agency)  This Concept Paper provides a proposed outline for the California Natural

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

EIB Launches Financing Initiative for Bioeconomy, Agriculture

(European Investment Bank/Biomass Magazine)  The European Investment Bank, the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative April 16 that aims to unlock close to EUR 1 billion of

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network Formed

(Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network)  The Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network is a group of volunteers (based in in the African continent and , also Asia, USA and Europe)- linked across

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

UNFCCC Ag Work Program Approval Affirms Old Adage: ‘World is Run by Those who Show Up’

by Ernie Shea (Solutions from the Land/25 x ’25)  Over the past 10 years, Solutions from the Land (SfL) and 25x’25, our clean energy platform, has been supporting a group of

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Focus Growing on Win-Win Soil Health Outcomes

(Solutions from the Land)  U.S. agricultural producers have long understood that healthy soil is a critical requirement for the production of our nation’s food supply. They also know that as the

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 2nd, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 18th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

EIB’s Agriculture and Bioeconomy Programme Loan under Juncker Plan Will Support Close to EUR 1bn of Private Investment across Europe

(European Investment Bank)  New financing initiative targets investments by private cooperatives and companies in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector; The EIB financing will amount to EUR 400m and is expected to back

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of April 4th, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

NACSAA Advances Recommendations to Shape UNFCCC Agricultural Work Program

(25 x ’25/North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance) Last November, we wrote here of a major breakthrough occurring at the global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where, for the first

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Facebook and Google’s Surprising, Rising Prospects along Agriculture’s Revolutionary Road

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you haven’t been to Ankeny, Iowa in recent years — situated between Des Moines and Ames, which is to say between the political and financial

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

18.5 Million People Employed in Bioeconomy, Primarily in Biomass Production

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, DC, a study conducted by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Could We Cut Crop-to-Market Time in Half? The Secret May Lie in Chloroplasts, Says TechAccel as It Invests in Plastomics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chloroplasts are in the news this week because St. Louis-based TechAccel made a science advancement investment with Plastomics, a biotechnology startup making better crops through chloroplast

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Rolls out Biomethane Shuttle Buses

(VINCI Airports/NGV Journal) As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is launching of a fleet of biogas-powered shuttle vehicles and creating an agricultural club. A

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Fijian Farmers Urged to Practice Climate Smart Agriculture

(Xinhua)  Farmers in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji have been urged to be mindful of the impacts of climate change and practice climate smart agriculture to address the challenge.

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Which Tree? Where? Why?

(World Agroforestry Centre)  While India has a world-first national policy for agroforestry, aka trees on farms, farmers in different agro-climatic zones need help with which trees to grow. A new book

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Data-Management System Launches in Alberta

(Silvacom/Canadian Biomass Magazine)   Silvacom Ltd. and Alberta Innovates are pleased to announce that the Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) is now available for public use. BRIMS is a world-class, publicly available data and

February 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Research Finds Land Management Practices Matter in Cellulosic Biofuels Production

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  New research from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago at Illinois and the International Food Policy Research Institute shows that incorporating conservation

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Long, Long, Long Journey to Green: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Investing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What are the true drivers of Innovation and what are the returns for investors — what’s up and what works? There is just not a more

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

What’s Needed in African Agriculture Before Technology

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  “A lot of what’s needed in African agriculture is quite low-tech if tech at all,” says Gary Vaughan-Smith, chief investment officer at SilverStreet Capital, the agribusiness private equity firm.

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

What Is Shaping AgTech: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Agriculture and Its technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last year, industry consultant Vonnie Estes — whose latest Digest column is here — picked up the Rosa Franklin Award for leadership in industrial biotechnology — and her most

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Avoiding GMOs Isn’t Just Anti-Science. It’s Immoral.

by Mitch Daniels (The Washington Post)  Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign against modern agricultural

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor. Jet fuel deployment –

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Gathering Momentum around Soil Carbon Sequestration

(CGIAR) Evidence-based science on the mitigation and socio-economic impacts of soil carbon sequestration is needed to support commitments to sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement target. … Soil carbon sequestration,

December 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

True “Social Cost Of Carbon” Is More Than Double Earlier Estimates, Study Finds

by James Ayre (Clean Technica)  The true “social cost of carbon” is more than double earlier estimates — with even just an updated accounting of the agricultural sector on its own

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

2017’s Agriculture Revolution Is Gaining Pace, Getting Faster

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Agriculture, that is — our original industry, is being turned upside down. Data, genetics, intelligence, transmission, storage, processing, sustainability, and mobility are the drivers. Not since

October 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Agriculturally Advantaged Traits: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Calyxt

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Calyxt is pioneering a paradigm shift to deliver both healthier specialty food ingredients, such as healthier oils and high fiber wheat for consumers as well as

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview — Growing Food or Fuel on Our Land?

(European Environment Agency)  Only a decade ago, biofuel production from plants was hailed as an ecological alternative to fossil fuels. Recently, it has come to be seen as competing with

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Foreign Investment in U.S. Farmland on the Rise

By Johnathan Hettinger and Robert Holly with additional reporting by Jelter Meers (Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)  In 2013, the Chinese firm Shuanghui received wide public attention when it purchased

July 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Exploring Danone’s “One Planet. One Health” Hypocrisy

by Karen Batra (BioTech Now)  Danone, the world’s largest yogurt maker, is making headlines again for another possibly well-intentioned, yet short-sighted, effort dubbed “One Planet. One Health.” … Last year

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Advancements in Agriculture, Good for People and the Planet

by Tom Vilsack (The Hill/U.S. Dairy Export Council)  This Earth Day, hundreds of thousands of people marched to “defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Study: Climate Change May Hurt Nation’s Agricultural Productivity

by Amy Mayer (Iowa Public Radio) The agriculture sector needs to ramp up its response to climate change, especially in the Midwest, according to a new study published in the Proceedings

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

In America’s Heartland, Discussing Climate Change Without Saying ‘Climate Change’

by Hiroko Tabuchi (The New York Times)  … Here in north-central Kansas, America’s breadbasket and conservative heartland, the economic realities of agriculture make climate change a critical business issue. At the

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Can Help Clean up the Chesapeake

by Chip Bowling (U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance/Washington Post)  I consider myself an environmentalist, a conservationist and a farmer. This is an identity I share with many farmers in the

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Forget about the Agriculture Sector

by Bill Brandon (Washington Post)  The Nov. 13 Business article “Mr. Business goes to Washington. Now what?” gave an analysis of how 15 business sectors, including marijuana and private prisons, would

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The New York Times’ Front-Page Screwup On ‘GMOs’

by Henry I. Miller (Forbes)  … As economist Graham Brookes wrote about (Danny) Hakim, he makes “spurious comparisons that will mislead readers,” because he fails to understand that, “[t]here are numerous factors

November 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogenic CO2 Coalition Launches Grassroots Outreach: Urges EPA to Remove its Regulatory Roadblock to Development of the Bioeconomy

(Biogenic CO2 Coalition)  Today (October 6, 2016), a coalition of major agricultural groups launched a grassroots campaign to urge the Environmental Protection Agency to remove its regulatory roadblock to development

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released a report today that found $90 trillion in infrastructure investments

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Hook-Up of the Year: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Bayer & Monsanto

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, the extended courtship between Bayer and Monsanto, which saw the dowry offer raised four times by Bayer, resulted in a $127.50 all-cash

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Bayer-Monsanto Hook Up: Good News or Bad Tidings for the Advanced Bioeconomy?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Late last week, the extended courtship between Bayer and Monsanto, which saw the dowry offer raised four times by Bayer, resulted in a $127.50 per

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

IFC Invests BRL 150 Million in CerradinhoBio to Support the Growth of Renewable Energy Production in Brazil

(The Financial)  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million  of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio, an ethanol and biomass-based electricity producer operating in the state

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Announces Farm and Rural Advisory Team

by  Sara Wyant and Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  Donald Trump’s campaign has set up a geographically diverse team of agricultural leaders that includes congressmen, governors, state agriculture commissioners, trade association leaders

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Thrive in Emerging Markets: Making Industrial Biotechnology Work away from Home

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why do hot US agricultural technologies fail to get the explosive growth they deserve? BEE offers a new tech-to-market approach. —  …  Why think about

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Doing More (and Better) with Less: 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum Shows the Ways to Provide Food and Bioenergy, with Sustainability, for an Increasing Population

by Lais Thomaz* and Dan Quadros** (Advanced Biofuels USA) With diverse and dynamic programming involving agribusiness, food safety, nutrition, sustainability and bioenergy, the 2016 GAF achieved its mission to gather producers,

July 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Decision Support: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to AgSolver Land Management Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgSolver agronomic decision service products help increase profits by improving land management decisions, simplifying mandatory

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

ASABE Announces Standard for Sustainable Agriculture Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has completed a standard that establishes a

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Data, Robotics and Synth Bio: Driving “The New Agriculture”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If you haven’t been to an LP meeting before, they are generally intimate gatherings of

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land’s ‘Farmer-First’ Climate Smart Agriculture Principle

(25 x ’25)  The award of a $500,000 grant from the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation to Solutions from the Land

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture

by Geoffrey Carr (The Economist)  If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Leaders Bring North American Climate Smart Agriculture Ideas to Global Summit in Rome

(North American Climate Smart Agricultural Alliance)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) is taking an active role in the Global Alliance

June 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Homegrown: A Closer Look into the Life of America’s Farmers and Ranchers

(U.S. House Committee on Agriculture)  … (T)he House Agriculture Committee debuted a new blog, Homegrown, to chronicle daily life of

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

The Advanced Bioeconomy 2016: State of the Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the advanced bioeconomy, the question remains and will remain for some time, where are the

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ecological Farming: A Different Form of Agtech –Exclusive Report

by Louisa Burwood-Taylor (AgFunderNews)  … “Ecological farming is ‘AgTech’ but of a different kind. It is a return to the original definition

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

We Know How To Make Farms More Sustainable, But We’re Not Doing It

by Joseph Erbentraut (The Huffington Post)  A new analysis finds potentially transformative agricultural research isn’t getting the level of funding it probably

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Candidates Are Skipping Traditionally Mighty Farm Issues in Iowa

by Scott Canon (Kansas City Star)  … The discussion of ethanol policy puts conservatives in an awkward spot —  …Yet even

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

How California Can Boost Biofuel Production to Cut Pollution and Help the Economy

(University of California Los Angeles)  UCLA–UC Berkeley report finds that the state hasn’t taken full advantage of agricultural resources  —

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Climate Smart Farm Leaders Call on COP21 To Address Role of Ag in Battling Climate Change

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Leaders of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA) told policy makers and others attending climate

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

FFA Helps Build Next-Gen Leaders

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders in agriculture, and no organization prepares them to

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

The Birth of New Bioeconomy Supply Chain & Feedstock: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma and Resonance Carinata

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide a

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

FAO and France Urge Including Agriculture in Global Climate Change Debate

(Food and Agriculture Organization/Ag Professional)   All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food

October 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC

  Cracking the Nut ’16 — March 1-2, 2016 — Washington, DC

Cracking the Nut is coming back to DC! After three years abroad, the 2016 Cracking the Nut conference will take place

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Data Shows That Ethanol is Not Causing Food Price Rises

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  The UN FAO has released data showing that global food prices have experience the steepest monthly

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation. Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 3-4, 2015 — London, UK

  World Agri-Tech Investment Summit — November 3-4, 2015 — London, UK

The World Agri-Tech Investment Series is held annually in London and San Francisco and is acclaimed as the most international

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Semios: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. What is Semios? The Semios platform allows you to view and control your ranch in

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

PrecisionHawk: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Who is PrecisionHawk? PrecisionHawk customers, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and education institutions, regularly

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of 5

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As America’s farmers hit retirement age and technology options explode, what comes next? … The

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

The Revolution in AgTech – The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. Huge deal volume. A site worth knowing is AgFunder, here — whose slide deck on the

August 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Technology No Silver Bullet for Africa’s Farming Challenges, Says Entrepreneur

by Dinfin Mulupi (How We Made It in Africa)  Africa is seeing a surge in mobile phone-based solutions promising to

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

University of Wisconsin Study Based on Shaky Foundation of Faulty Data and Conclusions

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters by authors at the University of

April 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Research Uncovers Natural Fungicide

by Krista Eastman (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  Scientists at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) reported today (March

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The Wealth Effect, and Farm Impact on the US Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though representing just 1.3% of the US GDP, if the farm sector has a major

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Concerned over Omission of RFS from GHG Reduction Plan

(National Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently expressed concern over the exclusion of the renewable

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Digital Soil: The Four Secrets of the New Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To make fuel, chemicals, fiber, food more productively than ever before — it starts in

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Agricultural History of North Carolina

by J. Paul Lilly (North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)   In order to understand both agriculture and forestry

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Innovation and Investment in AgTech — The What, When, Who, Why, and How

by Vonnie Estes (Biofuels Digest)  … AgTech did not receive much attention from venture capital prior to 2012. Investment in 2012

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Organic Farming Not Always Best for Environment, Says Government Adviser

by Fiona Harvey (The Guardian)  Lord Krebs claims that organic farming needs more land than conventional methods to produce the same

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Area of Crops Grown For Bioenergy in England and the UK: 2008 – 2013

(UK Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)  Key Messages  An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in

November 30, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Summary of World Bioenergy Association Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014

by Milsa Vijayadharan (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Bioenergy is considered to be an important source of energy for the next decades

June 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientific Results Presented at 2013 ASA Annual Meeting Indicated: The Environmental Benefits of Biofuels Are Much More than We Had Thought

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The substitution of fossil fuels by advanced biofuels per se has a

December 31, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Agroforestry Effort Shows Ag, Forestry Sector Commitment to Sustainability

(25 x ’25)  The U.S. agricultural and forestry sectors have drawn some questionable, if not contradictory, criticism for their production

November 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Smarter Food: Does Big Farming Mean Bad Farming?

by Jane Black (The Washington Post)  In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson’s Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers,

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Keystone Farm Show January 7-9, 2014 York, PA

  Keystone Farm Show January 7-9, 2014 York, PA

The Keystone Farm Show is the fastest growing farm show on the East Coast! Started in January of 1998 to

June 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit October 21-23, 2013 Minneapolis, MN

  Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit October 21-23, 2013 Minneapolis, MN

What issues will be covered in the 2013 agenda? Shifts in trade flows and emerging trends in the global oilseed

June 15, 2013 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Land Management Needed to Assure Clean Energy Future

(25 x ’25)  With global demand for food, feed, fiber and energy on the rise, the need for critical ecosystem

May 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Cultivating the Promise of Agricultural Cleantech

by Dallas Kachan (Renewable Energy World/Kachan & Co.)  …In its new report on agricultural cleantech, Kachan uses the following criteria to

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuelling Growth

by Peter Hemphill (Weekly Times Now)  …While ethanol production has become the largest use of the corn crop, it has

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

From Farm to Biorefinery: Ethanol Production Efficiency Improves

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …According to a landmark study by the Keystone Alliance (a group including both farm groups

December 29, 2011 Read Full Article

DuPont and Rosetta Green Sign Research Agreement to Identify Drought Tolerance Genes in Corn and Soybeans

(DuPont)  DuPont and Rosetta Green Ltd. have entered into a strategic research agreement to identify drought tolerance genes in corn and

December 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Cheap Grain: Winners & Losers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here is dilemma of agricultural prices. Reducing demand, and commodity prices, benefits meat and dairy

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Advancing Biocrop Alternatives in the Pacific Northwest

by Ann Perry   (USDA ARS)  Pacific Northwest farmers could someday be filling up their machinery’s tanks with fuels produced from

February 7, 2011 Read Full Article

The Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission Has Published “Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income 2010-2020”.

(IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  The outlook consists of a set of market and sector income prospects elaborated on the basis

January 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Guest Column: Give Farmers Credit Due for Conservation

Dean Taylor (Des Moines Register/Iowa Corn Growers Association)  …Iowa farmers have made measurable progress in conservation and water quality. According

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Florida Farm Service Agency Holding Feedstocks for Florida Biofuels Townhall Meetings

by Julie (SoutheastAGNet)  Florida Farm Service Agency State Director, Tim Manning, wants to inform and educate producers about the need

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Study Claims Conventional Ag Limits Greenhouse Gas

by David Mercer (Associated Press)  Advances in conventional agriculture have dramatically slowed the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, in

August 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation by Agricultural Intensification

by  Jennifer A. Burney, Steven J. Davis, and David B. Lobell  (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  As efforts to mitigate

June 26, 2010 Read Full Article

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