Energy http://farmindustrynews.com/taxonomy/term/6391/more en Producing renewable energy for the farm and for sale http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/producing-renewable-energy-farm-and-sale <div class="node-body article-body">On-farm renewable energy production has doubled. A range of materials can be used to heat and power farms. Matching the right material to the right use is one challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/producing-renewable-energy-farm-and-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/producing-renewable-energy-farm-and-sale#comments Energy Renewable Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:04:00 +0000 72481 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p>Native grasses hold promise for renewable energy on farms, but the process may take some experimentation to make it work. There&rsquo;s an increase in the number of farms using renewable energy.</p> Shooting Star Native Seeds Ten biomass research projects to receive USDA, DOE funding http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ten-biomass-research-projects-receive-usda-doe-funding <div class="node-body blog-body">The $12.6 million in research grants are awarded under a joint DOE-USDA program that began in 2006. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ten-biomass-research-projects-receive-usda-doe-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ten-biomass-research-projects-receive-usda-doe-funding#comments Energy Biomass crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:33:00 +0000 71841 at http://farmindustrynews.com Turning ag waste into energy amid stricter CAFO regs http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/turning-ag-waste-energy-amid-stricter-cafo-regs <div class="field-byline"> Roy M. Palk </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Opportunities exist for income potential from agricultural waste.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/turning-ag-waste-energy-amid-stricter-cafo-regs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/turning-ag-waste-energy-amid-stricter-cafo-regs#comments Energy Biomass Mon, 12 May 2014 17:06:00 +0000 70941 at http://farmindustrynews.com <p> <style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:"Cambria Math"; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1107305727 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:Cambria; panose-1:2 4 5 3 5 4 6 3 2 4; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:-536870145 1073743103 0 0 415 0;} @font-face {font-family:"Univers 45 Light"; panose-1:0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:swiss; mso-font-format:other; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} p.F09Caption, li.F09Caption, div.F09Caption {mso-style-name:"F09 Caption"; mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-next:Normal; margin-top:3.0pt; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:3.0pt; margin-left:0in; line-height:11.0pt; mso-pagination:none; mso-layout-grid-align:none; text-autospace:none; font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Univers 45 Light"; color:black; mso-bidi-font-weight:bold;} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> </p> <p class="F09Caption">Rising scrutiny of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations can be a challenge, or an opportunity, depending on your ag energy orientation.</p> Counterpoint: Solar power has a cost http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/counterpoint-solar-power-has-cost <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ron Schwartau, Board Member at Minnesota Rural Electric Association, gave an interesting counterpoint to the <a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/shopoffice/solar-energy-farm">&quot;Time to Consider Solar </a>(Mar. issue),&quot; in which we reported on the recent interest in solar panels due to a drop in system pricing. Schwartau writes:</p> <p>&quot;Time to Consider Solar&quot; was interesting but not entirely accurate in portrayal of solar and other renewable energy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/counterpoint-solar-power-has-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/counterpoint-solar-power-has-cost#comments Energy Solar Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:37:00 +0000 69951 at http://farmindustrynews.com Propane Farm Incentive Program renewed for 2014 http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/propane-farm-incentive-program-renewed-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Source: PERC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A record number of growers participated in the program this year and PERC is now working on the renewal for next year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/propane-farm-incentive-program-renewed-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/propane-farm-incentive-program-renewed-2014#comments Energy Propane Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:01:00 +0000 68991 at http://farmindustrynews.com Farmers begin to adopt onfarm renewable energy production for cost savings http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/farmers-begin-adopt-onfarm-renewable-energy-production-cost-savings <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Survey results show that solar power is the number one renewable energy used on farms, and farmers are slowly beginning to adapt onfarm product of these energies to save on costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/farmers-begin-adopt-onfarm-renewable-energy-production-cost-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/farmers-begin-adopt-onfarm-renewable-energy-production-cost-savings#comments Energy Renewable Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:22:00 +0000 66002 at http://farmindustrynews.com Ethanol industry in a war, stakeholders called to action http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ethanol-industry-war-stakeholders-called-action <div class="node-body blog-body">The oil industry will not use ethanol blends if the RFS is eliminated, said Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International, which sponsored the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. “This is a very big deal, and it’s time that we, as stakeholders, say ‘enough.’” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ethanol-industry-war-stakeholders-called-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/ethanol-industry-war-stakeholders-called-action#comments Energy Ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:37:00 +0000 65362 at http://farmindustrynews.com New facility to complete link between research and commercialization of advanced biofuels http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-facility-complete-link-between-research-and-commercialization-advanced-biofuels <div class="node-body blog-body">“We’re all about diversification and we feel strongly that we can produce both fuel and food efficiently.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-facility-complete-link-between-research-and-commercialization-advanced-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/new-facility-complete-link-between-research-and-commercialization-advanced-biofuels#comments Energy Cellulosic ethanol Farm Industry News Blog Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:59:00 +0000 65222 at http://farmindustrynews.com Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to host first ever USDA virtual office hours on Twitter http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/agriculture-secretary-vilsack-host-first-ever-usda-virtual-office-hours-twitter <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> On Thursday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host the first ever USDA virtual office hours on Twitter. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will sit down to answer the public&rsquo;s questions on the department&rsquo;s renewable energy programs, and how USDA is helping build a secure energy future for America.&nbsp;He will be joined by Sarah Bittleman, USDA senior advisor on energy policy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/agriculture-secretary-vilsack-host-first-ever-usda-virtual-office-hours-twitter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/energy/agriculture-secretary-vilsack-host-first-ever-usda-virtual-office-hours-twitter#comments Energy Renewable Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:09:00 +0000 55431 at http://farmindustrynews.com Full genetic map of miscanthus completed http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/full-genetic-map-miscanthus-completed-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">Seeded types of miscanthus are expected to require significantly less time, effort and money to be bred for different environments and to be established by growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/full-genetic-map-miscanthus-completed-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://farmindustrynews.com/blog/full-genetic-map-miscanthus-completed-0#comments Energy Biomass crops Farm Industry News Blog Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:02:00 +0000 54871 at http://farmindustrynews.com