Tag: Vilsack

Vilsack says RFS not at risk from Trump

Vilsack says RFS not at risk from Trump

November 21, 2016 |

In Washington, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack says that ethanol is too embedded in rural areas to be at risk from a Trump Administration. Trump has become well known for bouncing back and forth on his opinion about ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, on one hand publically supporting it and on another listening to cronies […]

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Vilsack: charges that the US Administration is not supportive of biobased industries “incredibly maddening” 

Vilsack: charges that the US Administration is not supportive of biobased industries “incredibly maddening” 

March 6, 2016 |

In Washington, USDA Secretary Vilsack went on the offensive for the Obama Administrations support of the bioeconomy, saying that “It is incredibly maddening to me, given all of the facts I have just outlined, that anybody who has any knowledge of what’s going on, would suggest that this Administration has not been supportive. That is […]

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Ensyn nabs Chevron exec as new CEO

Ensyn nabs Chevron exec as new CEO

January 28, 2016 |

Jacobs’ back and Ensyn’s got him. The complete story. Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected to its Board of Directors. Jacobs was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Envergent Technologies, Ensyn’s […]

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Biobased jobs report shows major opportunities for further job creation

Biobased jobs report shows major opportunities for further job creation

June 18, 2015 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs. He also announced changes under the 2014 Farm Bill that will create additional opportunities for growth in renewable plant-based materials, supporting the Obama Administration’s efforts to develop a […]

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Ag secretary sticks up for Obama in post-RFS fall out

Ag secretary sticks up for Obama in post-RFS fall out

June 3, 2015 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has come out fighting on behalf of President Obama, saying that the president hasn’t lost faith in the ethanol industry and continues to support biofuels overall, demonstrated by the recent $100 million fund set up to boost the number of blender pumps available around the country.

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University of Nebraska corn stover study slammed by USDA, ACORE, POET, and more

University of Nebraska corn stover study slammed by USDA, ACORE, POET, and more

April 27, 2014 |

In Nebraska, renewable experts, the EPA, and the research community alike have disputed a recent University of Nebraska study which concluded that fuel produced from cellulosic ethanol from corn residue could result in 7% more greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline in the short term. According to critics, the study was conducted under highly unrealistic conditions: […]

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US Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

US Agriculture Secretary Reports Progress at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

December 29, 2013 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reported on progress concerning trade issues with China as a result of the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. Issues covered included the approval process for biotechnology products. On biotechnology, the Secretary conveyed a need to streamline China’s biotech approval process, and gave his commitment to begin […]

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Pheasant hunting lobby to cause trouble for ethanol?

Pheasant hunting lobby to cause trouble for ethanol?

December 2, 2013 |

In Washington, ethanol may find an enemy in the hunting lobby as Pheasant hunting groups speak out against the effect ethanol production has on wildlife acres. The groups claim that while Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has lauded the success of conservation efforts despite dwindling conservation lands, the amount of land enrolled in the grassland […]

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Farm Bill unlikely this month, despite deadline

Farm Bill unlikely this month, despite deadline

November 18, 2013 |

In Washington, the Farm Bill is unlikely to come to the floor by the conference leaders’ deadline at the end of November according to commends from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA). The Congressman stated that “I don’t know if we will get it before thanksgiving but I think we will get one.” The nutrition title remains […]

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The Farm Bill: Your 2013 5-Minute Guide to $1B in US agri-energy investment

The Farm Bill: Your 2013 5-Minute Guide to $1B in US agri-energy investment

July 14, 2013 |

So, the Farm Bill passed the House and Senate, now — and heads to conference. When — and what will the Senate and House confer about, anyway? What’s in there for you? Here are the need-to-knows. In Washington, the House and Senate have now passed their respective versions of the proposed 2013 farm bill, which […]

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