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Soybeans key to energy transition, advancing food security

The vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board says the rising demand for biodiesel has helped increase the value of soybean oil. Mac Marshall tells Brownfield biodiesel is one of the most-used renewable fuels on the market and it’s creating new... Read More.

USDA awards $207 million to energy and fertilizer projects

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is announcing new investments to support renewable energy production and domestic fertilizer expansion. During Monday’s American Farm Bureau Federation Convention, Vilsack said $157 million will support 675 Rural Energy for America Program projects in 42 states. “It’s going to help lower... Read More.

Protecting prime farmland from green energy

Minnesota Farm Bureau wants to make sure green energy projects don’t take out productive farmland. President Dan Glessing says the organization supports solar and wind as alternate sources. “However, we don’t want to see those solar panels placed on prime farmland. We do have... Read More.