STAR Energy Powering up for Farm Progress Show

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Energy, Farm Progress Show, Growmark

It takes a lot of energy to power the annual Farm Progress Show and that’s where GROWMARK FS STAR Energy shines. Retail fuel manager Jason Stauffer, who we talked with at the 2010 Farm Progress Show in Iowa, says it takes them awhile to prepare for the event. “It starts about the second or third week in July,” he said. … Read More

National APLU Report Outlines Research Challenges

Jamie JohansenAg Group, climate, Education, Energy, environment, sustainability

The national Association of Public and Land-grant Universities released a report outlining six “grand challenges” facing the United States over the next decade in the areas of sustainability water, climate change, agriculture, energy and education. The APLU project was co-chaired by W. Daniel Edge, head of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. The report is available … Read More

REPREVE Launches Precision Biomass System

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, biomass, bioproducts, Energy, Equipment, Ethanol, Planting

A North Carolina-based biomass company has launched a brand new system for the production of high-yielding energy crops that can be used to make renewable, bio-based products. REPREVE® RENEWABLES LLC is collaborating with farmers and landowners across the country to use the innovative biomass crop system grow giant miscanthus grass on marginal and underutilized land. REPREVE developed a comprehensive solution … Read More

REAP Funds Make Rural Areas More Energy Efficient

John DavisEnergy, USDA

Farmers, ranchers and small businesses in rural areas of 22 states will benefit from projects designed to use energy more efficiently, as well as making sure renewable energy from rural America is a significant part of the mix. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the latest round of grants and loans being made available through the Rural Energy for … Read More