Daily Archives: November 16, 2012

Livestock, poultry, dairy producers say RFS is ‘broken’

November 16, 2012
Livestock, poultry, dairy producers say RFS is ‘broken’

WASHINGTON — A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations today expressed extreme disappointment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s denial in the wake of the worst drought in more than half a century of requests that it waive a federal law that requires corn to be turned into ethanol for gasoline. The Renewable...

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EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

November 16, 2012
EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has   announced that the agency has not found evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The decision is based on economic analyses and modeling done in conjunction with USDA and U.S. Department of...

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Farm bill could hinge on budget talks

November 16, 2012
Farm bill could hinge on budget talks

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year if congressional leaders decide they need its spending cuts — including a small reduction in the $80-billion-a-year food stamps program — to make a deal for averting the “fiscal...

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MapMuse announces release of 2012 turkey farms locator

November 16, 2012

RESTON, Va. — MapMuse has announced the release of the 2012 Turkey Farms Locator, a free map-based web application that connects home chefs with specialty turkey breeders. Families who have grown tired of standard store-bought birds from at mainstream grocery chains can now find local heritage and free-range turkey sellers with a click of...

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