Teacher Tours Help Educators Trace Connections to Agriculture

Teacher tours help educators trace connections to agriculture Generations now separate most schoolkids from any direct experience of farming. Maybe their great-grandparents, or their great-great-grandparents farmed. Still, one thing hasn’t changed: agriculture provides things we need and enjoy every day. But how do you help kids understand that connection? Twenty-five teachers spent three days in …

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Carbon Markets 101

Carbon Markets 101 Nearly 20 percent of the human body is carbon. In fact, carbon has been called the “duct tape of life” since it is at the core of more chemical compounds than all other elements combined. But certain forms of carbon pose a serious problem for our planet. Carbon dioxide, especially emissions from …

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USDA Opens New Application Window for HBIIP

USDA Opens New Application Window for HBIIP. The USDA is scheduled to open a new $100 million, 90-day application window for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program on Aug. 23, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Aug. 22. The HBIIP is a competitive grant program that aims to significantly increase the …

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Baby Food Farmers to Start Agronomy Training Session Focused on Soil Biodiversity

Many farmers follow traditional agronomy practices passed down from previous generations. Very often, they would benefit from more awareness of how a deeper understanding of the nature of their soil can improve output. With this training, Symrise Diana Food agronomists can show farmers the role soil plays in producing fruits and vegetables that capture all …

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Beyond Grain Train

NGFA Submits Comments to STB on Private Railcar proceeding 

NGFA submitted opening comments on June 30 to a petition for rulemaking at the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that would incentivize Class I railroads to more efficiently use the freight railcars supplied by railcar owners, shippers, and other non-railroad entities. “It is more evident than ever that an update to the rules governing the railroads’ …

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What India’s U-turn on Wheat Exports Means for World Markets

India’s ban on wheat exports has delivered a fresh blow to world markets already reeling from tight supplies due to output issues in traditional export powerhouses Canada, Europe and Australia and snarled supply lines in the war-torn Black Sea area. Benchmark wheat futures in Chicago jumped by their 6% limit on Monday as markets reacted …

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Beyond Carbon

Carbon America Plans CCS Projects at 2 Colorado Ethanol Plants

Carbon America, the first vertically integrated carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) super developer, announced today two agreements with Sterling Ethanol LLC and Yuma Ethanol LLC to develop CCS projects at two Colorado ethanol production facilities that will capture and store 95 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions per year from the fermentation process. Carbon America …

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Beyond CO2

Navigator CO2, Big River Announce CCUS Agreement

Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC announced today a long-term agreement with Big River Resources LLC and Big River United Energy LLC to provide turnkey carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) services on Navigator’s Heartland Greenway system, to capture, transport and utilize or permanently store CO2 from three Big River ethanol biorefineries located in West Burlington, Iowa; Dyersville, Iowa; …

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Business Intelligence Graphics and Charts

What is Business Intelligence

Business intelligence is a term that covers the processes and methods of collecting, storing, and analyzing data from business operations or activities to optimize performance. All disparate information comes together to create a comprehensive view of a business to help people make better, actionable decisions. Over the past few years, business intelligence has evolved to …

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Group of Beans and Lentils

What about BEANS

The search for additional food protein brings dry beans to the forefront. More than just a meat substitute, beans are so nutritious that the latest dietary guidelines recommend we triple our current intake from 1 to 3 cups per week. What makes beans so good for us? Here’s what the experts have to say: Chronic …

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Footprint Graphic with CO2 Inside

What is a Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Greenhouse gases, including the carbon-containing gases carbon dioxide and methane, can be emitted through the burning of fossil fuels, land clearance and the production and consumption of food, manufactured goods, …

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