Registration is now open for the 16th Annual National Value-added Agriculture Conference, scheduled for May 13-15, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference is open to researchers, extension educators, teachers, students, small business development and farm bureau service providers, producers, producer/consumer associations, non-profit organizations, local, state and federal policy makers, food industry professional; individuals from universities, tribal and community colleges, and K-12 schools. [Register Online]
Biodiesel Developments and Concerns
With ample supplies of reasonably priced feedstocks, a blenders’ tax credit, and fuel industry acceptance of the product, biodiesel producers in 2013 experienced the best profits since late 2011. Favorable profits led to a sharp increase in production in 2013. However, unsettled government policy issues cloud the industry’s future for the year ahead and possibly longer, and are causing uncertainty in the industry. What's next for the industry?
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