Bio-Based Oil Being Tested in Federal Vehicles

Kelly Marshallbioproducts, environment, Government, renewable energ, Research

According to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) the Department of Defense is now testing bio-based oil in federal vehicles, reports the American Soybean Association. Currently tests include oil made from a 25-40 percent mix of products derived from canola or soybean oil, as well as animal fat.  Tests are being conducted at four Air Force bases and a Department of … Read More

Agronomy Big Driver in GROWMARK’s Big Year

John Davisagronomy, Energy, Growmark, renewable energ

Agronomy was a big reason GROWMARK had one of its best year’s ever this year. This company news release says Fiscal Year 2014 was in the top five income years in company history, with volume records in agronomy, coupled with significant investments in information management technology and infrastructure improvements leading to the success. Marshall Bohbrink, vice president and chief financial … Read More

2012 Ag Census Reveals Conservation Trends

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Conservation, renewable energ, USDA

The 2012 Census of Agriculture released today by the USDA reveals there are now 3.28 million farmers operating 2.1 million farms on 914.5 million acres of farmland across the United States. Those numbers are all lower than 2007 when the census reported 3.18 million farmers, 2.2 million farms and 922 million acres. Highlights of the new census include: – 474,028 … Read More