USDA To Make Available $266 Million To Help Farmers And Ranchers Lower Energy Costs Aug 31, 2023

    🕔Aug 31, 2023
    WASHINGTON, – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is awarding $266 million in loans and grants to agriculture producers and rural small businesses to […]

    “Big Shift in American Farm Policy” – Farming as a Low-Carbon Energy Producer Apr 5, 2023

    🕔Apr 5, 2023
    Keith Schneider reported in today’s New York Times that, “Despite federal and state programs to convert corn into ethanol and soybeans into biodiesel to fuel cars and trucks, the United States has […]

    Small Towns and Wind Farms, Energy Policy in Focus; While Cover Crops Garner Attention Dec 30, 2022

    🕔Dec 30, 2022
    David Gelles reported on the front page of today’s New York Times that, “Depressed property values. Flickering shadows. Falling ice. One by one, a real estate appraiser rattled off what he […]

    Ag Economy: Higher Crop Income Boosts U.S. Outlook, Energy Crunch Poses Ongoing Concerns Oct 12, 2021

    🕔Oct 12, 2021
    Crop Profits Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Kim Chipman reported this week that, “It turns out that 2021 was a pretty good year to be an American farmer. “After struggling through extreme weather, a […]

    Natural Gas Inventories At High Levels Going Into Spring – DTN Mar 13, 2020

    🕔Mar 13, 2020
    The Energy Information Administration Thursday reported natural gas held in U.S. storage decreased a less-than-expected 48 Bcf in the week ending March 6 to 2.043 Tcf. That is up 796 […]

    Indiana: Purdue Offers Energy Efficiency Workshops for Farms Jan 17, 2018

    🕔Jan 17, 2018
    Farmers and other business owners in rural areas can learn critical steps to increased energy efficiency in workshops hosted by Purdue Extension. The first workshop is scheduled for Jan. 22, 10 […]

    Texas: Cotton Gin Trash and Wood Chips Fuel an Electric Generator Sep 7, 2017

    🕔Sep 7, 2017
    Finding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers. A demonstration […]

    Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate Jul 28, 2017

    🕔Jul 28, 2017
    Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and […]

    Energy: Logistical Challenges Result in Ship-to-Ship Transfers of U.S. Propane Exports Apr 13, 2016

    🕔Apr 13, 2016
    U.S. propane exports have increased significantly over the past three years, but only after market participants overcame several transportation challenges to reach export customers. The first challenge was to build […]

    Energy: Crude Oil Price Forecast Lowered Mar 10, 2016

    🕔Mar 10, 2016
    The Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) released on March 8 forecasts that North Sea Brent crude oil prices will average $34 per barrel (b) in 2016 and $40/b in 2017, $3/b […]


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