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Study says push for biofuels hikes rate of grasslands loss

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SDSU research shows 1.3M acres converted to corn, soybean fields from 2006 to 2011.
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Johnson amendment removes biofuels obstacle for military

December 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The DOD consumed more than 355,000 barrels of oil per day in fiscal year 2011, which makes it the largest oil consumer in the world. Continue Reading

Letter: Keep Renewable Fuel Standard the way it is

October 9, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Later this fall, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide on a waiver request for the Renewable Fuel Standard the country’s most successful energy policy in more than 40 years. Continue Reading

Fighting for ethanol

October 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Producers organize to defend RFS and their industry
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Biofuels: Even when Minnesota-made, they’re not offered at state pumps

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The state’s fuel-blending law was written years ago with ethanol in mind — and new biofuels don’t qualify to be part of the mandated 10 percent mix. Continue Reading

Agriculture in 2022: 11 Northern Plains views of decade down field

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains? Continue Reading

Obama drawing attention to key aspects of energy policy across the nation

January 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is announcing the sale of oil and gas drilling leases for nearly 38 million acres in the central Gulf of Mexico and promoting the completion of a highway corridor for vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas, a response to critics who say his policies have stifled domestic energy production. Continue Reading

Peterson questions federal biofuels plan

August 17, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Minnesota’s senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry’s bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy. Continue Reading

Minnesota’s Rep. Collin Peterson questions federal biofuels plan

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry’s bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy. Continue Reading

Navy poised to consume more biofuels

August 16, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Obama administration officials said the Navy is on its way to rescue America’s biofuels industry. Continue Reading