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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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinar

Join in on the webinar on February 15th at 2:30 p.m. EST to hear program objectives, elgibility and basic information. 

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Protocol for Value Added Entrepreneurs

Oregon State University Food Innovation Center has released a protocol, entitled Market Research and Market Readiness, that is designed for self-execution by food start-ups and value-added producers. The information gathered in a "Market Readiness" consumer test will help the entrepreneur discover whether their price expectations match consumer valuation of their product, and if ready to market, it's findings can also be used as the basis for a marketing pitch or business plan.


The Market Research for Market Readiness protocol includes:

  • a manual
  • an Excel workbook that creates the survey ballot and a report
  • There are also videos demonstrating a ballot creation, data entry, and report creation.

The protocol is free and is accessed online. The spreadsheet is emailed after filling out an intake survey.


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