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Bioproducts, USDA and you: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Agricutural Research Service partnership

Bioproducts, USDA and you: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Agricutural Research Service partnership

December 10, 2017 |

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to: Ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products; Assess the nutritional needs of Americans; Sustain a competitive agricultural economy; […]

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Accelerating Innovation in Agriculture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Agricultural Research Service

Accelerating Innovation in Agriculture: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA Agricultural Research Service

December 5, 2017 |

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to: Ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products; Assess the nutritional needs of Americans; Sustain a competitive agricultural economy; […]

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No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s bioeconomy feedstock strategy

No Crop Left Behind: Inside the USDA’s bioeconomy feedstock strategy

November 8, 2017 |

You might be wondering what the heck this map signifies — enthroned as it is on the website of the National Insitute of Food & Agriculture, the USDA’s primary intersection with the academic community — and also visible in an updated form at ABLC Next when USDA Energy Policy director Harry Baumes took the floor. […]

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US seen leading Philippines’ ethanol imports in 2018—again

US seen leading Philippines’ ethanol imports in 2018—again

November 2, 2017 |

In the Philippines, a USDA Gain report estimates ethanol imports could jump more than 8% in 2018 to 325 million liters from the current 300 million liters while domestic production is only seen reaching 280 million liters from 274 million liters last year. With two new ethanol plants coming online this year, total installed production […]

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Feeding everyone and fueling many, too: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA

Feeding everyone and fueling many, too: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the USDA

November 2, 2017 |

“The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farmers and ranchers. Investing in the businesses and technologies that support the production of biofuels and biobased products is not only good for farm incomes. The whole economy benefits from a more balanced, diversified and consumer-friendly […]

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USDA awards 17 grants to fund food, fuel and fiber research

USDA awards 17 grants to fund food, fuel and fiber research

November 1, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. […]

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Vegetable oil production will rise to a new record in 2017/18

Vegetable oil production will rise to a new record in 2017/18

September 24, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the USDA expects global vegetable oil production to hit a new record at 195 million tons in 2017/18. Palm and soybean oil are anticipated to increase particularly strongly, but rapeseed oil production is also projected to surge. According to the USDA estimate, 2017/18 world vegetable oil production will probably rise […]

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WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the USDA released its monthly WASDE report analyzing production and consumption estimates for corn that saw a surprise jump in yields for both corn and soybeans, numbers which immediately pushed down futures prices for both key biofuel feedstocks. Last month’s report was bearish, so the market was expecting lower yields in August that […]

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Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

September 7, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS).  In December 2016, Vietnam suspended imports of U.S. DDGS after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. […]

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Nebraska, Iowa Ag Secretaries land senior USDA posts

Nebraska, Iowa Ag Secretaries land senior USDA posts

September 3, 2017 |

In Washington, Nebraska Secretary of Agriculture Gregory Ibach and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey were appointed to key USDA posts by President Trump. Ibach was appointed under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs, which oversees three USDA sub-agencies — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Agricultural Marketing Service, and the Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration. Ibach […]

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