USDA Releases Report Comparing Ethanol to Gasoline

Analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline..

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Subscribe to the Renewable Energy Monthly Report!

The Monthly Report recently underwent new authorship. Make sure you are staying up-to-date with the latest renewable energy information!

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Results of Local Food Marketing Practice Survey Released!

This survey is the first-ever survey conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service to produce benchmark data about local food marketing practices.

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Current U.S. Canola Supply Does Not Meet U.S. Demand

USDA NIFA announces $766,00 available for fundamental and applied research to help develop commercial canola varieties, products, and growing regions.

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Using a USDA FSA Microloan for Farm Business Startups

KoiGreen Produce and Pond Supplies, located in Ogden, Iowa, is a unique business that uses the water from their ponds stocked with koi fish to water the produce they grow and sell.


KoiGreen was able to start its business and purchase many necessary items for its pond thanks to an USDA Farm Service Agency microloan.

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May 24, 2017
Mark Anderson, owner of Champoeg Farm in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, easily listed the ways in which his turkey farm business has benefited from a 2014 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG). The $200,00...

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