Biofuels and rural jobs

Recently, BiofuelLines writer Lynn Grooms wrote a blog post titled “Biofuels & rural development go hand in hand” (blog.farmindustrynews.com/biofuellines) and received this comment in
response:

I wanted to thank you for writing this article as it pertains directly with what is going on in Oroville, WA. With that being said I wanted to let you know about the progress that is being made. You can learn more at SustainableOroville.com.

We have had a tremendous amount of momentum created over the last couple of weeks in regards to both projects (a Canola Crushing Plant and a Green Hotel). Since the projects involve the creation of jobs at a rural level and help to retain revenue at a local level it makes a really good news story.

The site was set up so everyone could follow the progress that is being made in regards to the solutions that Oroville is creating. Here’s a quote from the site:

“The City of Oroville is creating sustainable solutions on their own despite the economic challenges facing the State of Washington. The City is utilizing existing infrastructure to attract green industry and development that will increase jobs, tourism, affordable renewable energy and revenue for area farmers for a sustainable future.”

Ryan Skinner

Fertilizer spreader

I am looking for parts for Hawk Bilt Fertilizer Spreader, which John Deere sold years ago. The model is a JD 301 spreader.

Danny Guetterman

Bucyrus, KS

John Deere no longer offers assistance in tracking down parts for this line of equipment. Instead, the company recommends that you go to used-equipment Web sites for possible leads on parts for the spreader.